Dems Quiet on Whether Own Student Loan Debt Should be Forgiven


Only 1 of 41 Dems in Congress with student debt said lawmakers should be exempted from loan forgiveness

Just 1 of the 41 Democratic members of Congress who owe student loan debt said they’d support adding an exemption to student loan forgiveness legislation that would ensure they don’t benefit from it.

The Washington Free Beacon asked each of the 41 Democratic offices on Tuesday whether they would support adding an exemption to make members of Congress ineligible from benefiting from taxpayer-funded student debt relief. Only one, Rep. Dan Soto (D., Fla.), said yes.

“Yes, Rep. Soto would be in favor of exempting members of Congress,” said Oriana Piña, his communications director.

According to House and Senate financial disclosures, 63 members of Congress have student loan debt totaling between $2.3 and $5.9 million. Of these members, 41 Democrats account for 70 percent of total congressional student debt.

The College for All Act of 2019, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), is the first legislation proposed that would cancel all student debt regardless of income. A number of the original cosponsors of Sanders’s bill have student debt of their own.

Omar, whose debt sits between $15,001 and $50,000, said the bill “will liberate millions of Americans.” Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), and Nanette Barragán (D., Calif.), who together owe up to $200,000 in student debt according to financial disclosures, all signed on as supporters of the debt forgiveness bill. None of their offices responded to emailed inquiries.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), who also has between $15,001 and $50,000 in student loan debt and supports the radical debt cancellation bill, claimed during a press conference on student loan debt last month that “it was literally easier for me to become the youngest woman in American history elected to Congress than it is to pay off my student loan debt.”

Other congressional Democrats hold substantially higher amounts of student loan debt, with some surpassing six figures.
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11 Comments on Dems Quiet on Whether Own Student Loan Debt Should be Forgiven

  1. Cancelling student debt shows those who worked hard and paid theirs off they were foolish to have done so, they just lost out and sacrificed their income and lifestyle for nothing,

    Making responsibility a foolish thing is going to have a seriously detrimental effect on any culture, but that seems to be the direction we are heading on everything, not just student debt.

    Be aware of what is to come, and be ready for it.

  2. In Sandy’s Case, I think Boston U should give Her a full refund,

    and apologize to the Country.

    You normally don’t see People this stupid Graduate, unless They are

    excellent Ball handlers…Whether it be chucking,shooting, or


  3. Good thing CNN won’t be asking for a “show of hands” on this at the next debate.

    And Sheila Jackson Lee, you’re a disgrace. Since you been in Congress, I’ve bought a house, paid off the mortgage, sold it and bought another one. And it’s paid off, too. All you’ve done in that time is skin your ignorance at every opportunity and hire Jackson Kosko. Fakalya leeches.

  4. After all is said and done, members of congress will be the only ones to have their student loan debt forgiven. That’s how it works.

  5. No, they are quiet for now but that’s the kind of thing they’ll sneak in as an attachment to another piece of legislation so it’s snuck through unnoticed. Just like most of their perks!

  6. Replace the word college, call it Trade school….
    So you went to trade school to learn to do something no one wants or needs.
    Like learning how to arrange leaves in interesting patterns on the ground, instead of something like welding or surveying.
    Now no one wants to pay you to come see your leaf arrangements, the trade school wants their money, and you face financial consequences.
    Now you want me to weld forty + hours a week and pay for your four year party.
    Fuck off and die, roll over and decompose.

  7. Give them time!
    After all, they’ve been *so* busy
    defending al-Qaeda, ISIS, Antifa….

  8. Well, wait a minute…… CONgress appears to be exempt from every other law they have passed, why should student loan forgiveness be any different?
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  9. They haven’t even mentioned reparations for people that have paid off their student loans —yet.


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