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Democratic Lawmakers Urge Biden To Cancel $50,000 In Student Debt

4 monthes ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer and Ayanna Pressley led over 80 lawmakers in calling for the president to eliminate student loan debt for millions of Americans.
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Over 80 lawmakers call on Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in debt per student

Over 80 lawmakers call on Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in debt per student

4 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Many Democrats are calling for action on student debt, with some looking to President Biden and others introducing legislation themselves.
On Wednesday a group of 80 progressive lawmakers sent a letter to President Biden, asking him to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt per borrower. Senator Sherrod Brown is part of that push.
"Young people, 2 years, 5 years, even 10 years out of college, who are so oppressed. If you will with 30, 50, 100, or more thousand dollars in debt," Brown said.
President Biden did pause student loan repayment during the pandemic, but so far hasn't...
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