(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.


[Pages H2940-H2941]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                       REDUCE THE COST OF COLLEGE

  (Ms. FRANKEL of Florida asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, higher education has always been 
the pathway to economic prosperity in this country. In fact, a 
Georgetown University study--my alma mater--shows that a college 
graduate earns

[[Page H2941]]

over $1 million more over a lifetime than a non-graduate. Yet, today 
our college students are graduating with debt despair instead of job 
  That's why Barbara Malloy called my office. She's a single mom, an 
elementary school teacher. She's got a son, James, in his freshman year 
of college. She is very, very worried that she's not going to be able 
to afford to keep her son in college because they're racking up tens of 
thousands of dollars in debt.
  Mr. Speaker, that's why I oppose today's plan. I think we have to do 
better. We need to find a way to reduce the cost of college, not raise 
the cost of college, and I hope that we can in a bipartisan way do a 
better job.