Occupational Licensing Reform Coming?
Article from Reason by Eric Boehm.
B While in #Florida legislature I voted for a bill that allowed state to suspend professional licenses of those who defaulted on student loans. I WAS WRONG. Today I filed a bill with @SenWarren to fix this. How can they pay back if they can’t work? #Sayfie https://t.co/fcbJUkJ6BJ
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 14, 2018
It is rare to see a politician admit that he or she was wrong. That’s why Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) tweet on Thursday morning was so refreshing.
Just as refreshing is the bipartisan effort to fix a particularly galling aspect of America’s occupational licensing problem. Rubio is teaming up with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on a bill that would prohibit states from suspending professional and occupational licenses if a license-holder defaults on their student loan payments. Warren, in a statement, called those rules “wrong and counterproductive.”
“It makes no sense to revoke a professional license from someone who is trying to pay their student loans,” says Rubio. “Our bill would fix this ‘catch-22’ and ensure that borrowers are able to continue working to pay off their loans.”
Read the entire article at Reason.
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