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Lawmakers Ask DOE To Help In Student Loan Probe

Law360 (April 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two U.S. lawmakers leading the recent investigation into the $85 billion student loan industry have enlisted the U.S. Department of Education to help uncover conflicts of interest among Department officials.

On Thursday, Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, sent a letter to the DOE’s Inspector General, John Higgins, asking him to investigate conflicts of interest among DOE employees and lenders. A day earlier, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, sent a...
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