Biden’s Education Secretary Under Fire Over Potential For Fraud

  • House Republicans are questioning Education Secretary Miguel Cardona over the potential for waste and fraud in aspects of the Education Department’s student loan repayment plan.
  • House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and House Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Cardona on Friday asking how the department planned to deter potential fraud since it was pursuing an income-based repayment plan without verification measures in place for income.
  • “In light of the Oversight Committee’s observations about self-certification in multiple COVID-19 pandemic relief programs, we are concerned about the extent to which the Department is leaving taxpayers vulnerable to waste, fraud, and abuse,” they wrote in a letter first obtained by the Washington Examiner.