Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on DeVos’s Campus Sexual Assault Announcement

September 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision, announced Thursday by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, to roll back federal Title IX guidelines on campus sexual assault:

“The Trump Administration’s decision to roll back Title IX protections shows its utter disregard for survivors of sexual assault. The effect of this policy reversal will be to delegitimize and suppress the voices of survivors, who are now being told by this administration that they will be met with skepticism. Shame on the Trump Administration for this perverse decision.”