Bi-Partisan Resolution Introduced to Continue Perkins Loan Program Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor Today!

June 12, 2015 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Prepared by: Laura Kaloi (

June 11, 2015

Congressmen Luke Messer (R-IN) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) have introduced a bipartisan resolution stating Congress’ strong support for the continuation of the Perkins Loan Program. Messer and Pocan, both members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, are seeking additional cosponsors on the resolution. This is a very important resolution for the future of the Perkins Loan Program! The resolution highlights many of the virtues of Perkins Loans, including low-cost subsidized loans for needy students, targeted cancellations for public service, and the “human touch of campus-based servicing.”

TAKE ACTION: Contact your representative today and urge them to cosponsor this resolution, H.Res. 294.

Email or Call your Representative:

• Find your Representatives email address here on the COHEAO website; or here:

• Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for the office of your Representative — identifying yourself as a constituent.

Message: “I am writing/calling to ask Representative _________ to cosponsor H. Res. 294 which supports the continuation of the Perkins Loan Program. The Perkins Loan Program is important in ________ [your state] because it provides critical support to students with economic need who want to go to college. The Perkins program offers low-cost loans with flexible repayment terms and generous forgiveness options that are public-service oriented. The public-private funding leveraged through Perkins has helped more than 30 million low-income students attend and complete college. Congress must act soon to ensure that students can complete their education. I ask that you contact Molly Newell ( with Rep. Messer or Alicia Molt ( with Rep. Pocan to sign Representative ___¬______ as a cosponsor today. Thank you for your support of the Perkins Loan Program.


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