Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, legislators, and consumer advocates will hold a press conference on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Oregon State Capitol in support of HB 2258 and SB 279, legislation that will institute better protections for student loan borrowers. The legislation will create an oversight for student loan services and an Oregon Student Loan Ombudsman. The program would be housed under the Department of Consumer Businesses Services (DCBS) to monitor student loan services, and help students. An upcoming amendment would also add counseling for student loan borrowers who are uncertain of their repayment options.
Earlier in the day, AG Rosenblum and consumer advocates will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Business and Labor Committee. Seth Frotman, former Student Loan Ombudsman with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will also testify.
You can live stream the press conference via the Capitol Press Room Livestream ».
WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2019
TIME: 12:30-1:15 PM
LOCATION: Capitol Press Room, Oregon State Capitol
WHO: Oregon Attorney General Rosenblum; Oregon Representative Karin Power; Oregon Senator Kathleen Taylor; Oregon Senator Tim Knopp; Seth Frotman, Student Borrower Protection Center; Jon Bartholomew, AARP; Oregon Student Association
The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) is led by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and serves as the state’s law firm. The Oregon DOJ advocates for and protects all Oregonians, especially the most vulnerable, such as children and seniors.