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A Conversation with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on the Lowering Education Costs and Debt Act

American Enterprise Institute

September 27, 2023

As the Biden administration continues to push massive and controversial overhauls of America’s federal student loan system, Republican lawmakers have put forward a broader vision for higher education reform. The proposed reforms seek to address the underlying causes of the student debt crisis and target core challenges facing the United States’ higher education system.

Join us for a conversation between Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and AEI’s Nat Malkus on how the Lowering Education Costs and Debt Act seeks to address higher education needs—such as establishing more accountability for colleges and protecting borrowers from unaffordable debt—and how we can more effectively support the nation’s higher education system.


2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Bill Cassidy, US Senator (R-LA)
Nat Malkus, Senior Fellow, AEI

3:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion:
Preston Cooper, Senior Fellow, FREOPP
Michelle Dimino, Deputy Director of Education, Third Way
Clare McCann, Higher Education Fellow, Arnold Ventures

4:30 p.m.