Ivanka Donald Trump is poised to become a leading voice in the fight against rising costs and rising student loan debt.
Trump, the former model, philanthropist and television personality, is expected to make the first-ever trip to Washington, D.C., next week to testify before the Senate Budget Committee.
Her attendance at a hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from the committee.
It is the first time the senator will attend a hearing that involves the president.
She was slated to testify Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to schedule her testimony.
Trump is the daughter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, who is one of several prominent Trump business executives, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who are attending the hearing.
Trump’s attendance is likely to reignite concerns about rising tuition and student debt that have plagued states around the country in recent years.
The number of people who have defaulted on their student loans and are facing eviction from their homes due to rising interest rates and rising defaults on federal student loans have prompted many states to propose new ways to limit defaults.
In April, Trump signed an executive order that directed federal agencies to create an array of programs to help students and families pay for college.
Trump said during her speech Wednesday that she would support “every effort” to reduce college costs.
“If we are serious about our students’ education, we must do everything possible to ensure that they have the resources to afford it,” she said.
“I will be proud to assist with all of the efforts that are being made in this effort.”
Trump’s first visit to the U.K. since leaving office was in August, when she visited Downing Street in London to announce a $1.4 billion package of financial aid to help people with the financial burden of attending university.
At the time, Trump said that she wanted to help the U.,S.
and world meet the “challenges of a post-Brexit world.”