Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a loud and vocal supporter of those suffering under the weight of student loans despite the fact that she’s having a hard time raising support from her fellow legislators. She’s offered up several pieces of legislation to help cash-strapped borrowers and all have been either ignored or voted down. But […]

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We can always count on Elizabeth Warren to tirelessly advocate for those that are struggling – whether it’s with student loans, money woes or medical issues. But a piece of legislation she recently proposed is tackling all three. Senate Bill 2471, known as the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act, is co-sponsored by Warren (D-MA) and fellow […]

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Almost all student loan legislation passes an uphill battle in Congress and very little gets passed. There were more than 80 pieces of legislation proposed last year that related to making student loans more affordable and only one passed – the Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 – that tied student loan interest rates to […]

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With more than seven million student loan debtors now in default and more falling behind all the time, legislative measures to effectively address this crisis would be welcome. One such measure – Senate Bill 2292 – has been presented by Elizabeth Warren and 29 cosponsors, but the Department of Education is throwing up roadblocks. To […]

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Earlier this month, Florida Senator Marco Rubio proposed a piece of legislation that would offer an alternative to both federal and private student loans. Senate Bill 2230, Investing in Student Success Act of 2014, was introduced and referred to the Committee on Finance on April 9th and could offer many prospective students a loan-free way to […]

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The Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 increased both undergraduate and graduate annual limits and at least one lawmaker would like to see this statute reversed. Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, believes the increased loan limits have exacerbated the student loan crisis and […]

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We wrote yesterday about the latest tax legislation Congress is pushing. Yesterday’s post focused on the disastrous effects on student loan borrowers if this shameful legislation passes. Today, we’ll take a look at how families and adult learners will be negatively and substantially impacted by the Tax Reform Act of 2014. The line items we […]

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We wrote earlier this week about President Obama’s budget proposals that will impact student loans. Chief among them is making all student loan forgiveness tax free and expanding PAYE to all borrowers. These are great proposals and would greatly help those struggling with student loans. But, excepting a few pieces of promising legislation by Elizabeth […]

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Senator Elizabeth Warren continues to advocate for those suffering under major student loan debt, most recently by helping launch a multi-year campaign called Higher Ed Not Debt. The movement is sponsored by a coalition of progressive groups including the AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Jobs with Justice, Student Veterans of America and Young Invincibles, among […]

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