A lawsuit filed Thursday against Secretary DeVos alleges the Education Department continued taking a percentage of some loan borrowers' paychecks after the CARES Act called for a temporary stop to the practice.
"Given that Liberty's violations are public and longstanding, we are left to conclude that the Department's failure to act is deliberate and that it is only interested in enforcing free speech policies against institutions it deems unfriendly," Reps. Levin and Raskin wrote in a letter.
The lawyer representing defrauded students told Newsweek a U.S. magistrate judge is unlikely to follow through on her threat of jail time but argued that the education secretary's actions constitute "extraordinary noncompliance."
On Monday, a jury ruled in favor of a former New York City high school student who was severely burned when a high school chemistry class experiment went horribly wrong back in 2014. He was awarded nearly $60 million in damages from the city.