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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Sen. Marco Rubio teaming up with dirty democrat, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, also known as Pocahontas, must mean this bill they penned together will probably mostly benefit their favorite people, illegal aliens and other people of color.