Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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December 23, 2020

State Senator Saud Anwar Congratulates Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) is congratulating the nomination of Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona to President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet as Education Secretary. Sen. Anwar released the following statement regarding Cardona’s nomination:

“Congratulations to Dr. Miguel Cardona for being nominated by President-Elect Biden to be the next U.S. Secretary of Education! This nomination is a source of pride for the entire state of Connecticut. Dr. Cardona is a former public school teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent. As a former Mayor, I know these are the kinds of public servants that keep local communities running and make the United States (and especially Connecticut) one of the best places to receive an education in the world. Dr. Cardona’s wealth of experience will serve the United States and the Biden Administration well. Once, Dr. Cardona is surely confirmed by Senate, I hope he will consider a plan to cancel Federal student loan debt per the authority unilaterally granted to the Secretary of Education in the Higher Education Act of 1965. This kind of federal relief could save hundreds of thousands of Americans up to hundreds of dollars each month. During this pandemic induced recession we’re in, this is exactly the kind of stimulus we need to revitalize our economy. Congratulations again Dr. Cardona!”