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Clinton Names For-Profit Critic to Transition Team

August 31, 2016
 

Hillary Clinton has named Rohit Chopra, the former student loans ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to her campaign's transition team. 

Chopra brings both experience in the higher ed sector and progressive bona fides to the campaign. He was one of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's first hires at the agency, where he was a frequent opponent of the for-profit industry and student loan servicers. Politico first reported the appointment.

Since January, Chopra has served as a special adviser to Education Secretary John King, working on higher education. He worked at the Center for American Progress between stints at the CFPB and Department of Education.

Previously, Clinton adviser Ann O'Leary had been the only person named to the transition team with a background in education policy. 

 
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