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Philip Wegmann: Biden Mostly Mum on Student Debt Relief While Traveling Country

The policy he announced at the White House was “a game changer,” and in the Roosevelt Room, right before students returned to campus for the fall semester, President Biden vowed he would “never apologize...

John Rutherford: Will Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Hurt Military Recruiting Efforts?

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., is leading Republicans on Capitol Hill in asking the Biden administration if the White House’s student loan forgiveness plan will hurt the military’s recruitment efforts. Rutherford teamed up with U.S....
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Sarah Coffey Opinion: Knowledge, Not Cancelation, is the Solution to the Student Loan Debt...

Imagine you’re in a boat on the high seas. The waves are crashing around you and water is gathering at your ankles. There’s a gaping hole in the hull and it’s clearly the source of...

Rick Scott Calls on Congressional Republicans to Back His Student Loan Reform Bills

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said he will be “fighting tooth and nail” to get Republicans to back a proposal he offered at the start of the summer on student debt loan...

John Tamny Opinion: Joe Biden’s Loan Forgiveness Is Despicable, Conservatives Don’t Have a Clue...

Before Nick Saban settled on becoming a football coach, he had visions of owning a car dealership. As owner, Saban’s plan was to not have sales quotas. He felt, and feels, results-based leadership is...
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Frederica Wilson Calls on Biden to Cancel All Outstanding Student Loans, Make Higher Ed...

Dear Mr. President, As chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, I write to express my sincerest gratitude for your leadership on the overarching student crisis, especially in light of the White House’s...
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Rick Scott Offers Proposal to Ensure Congressional Approval for Student Loan Forgiveness

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Debt Cancellation Accountability Act,” insisting it will help “prevent the Biden administration from enacting an overreaching, fiscally irresponsible blanket cancellation of student loans.” U.S. Sens. John...
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Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Want Joe Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt Up...

Backers of the proposal noted that more than 43 million Americans have $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debts.

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up Again to Help Americans Behind on Student Loan...

In 2018 and again in 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to on the “Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (Protecting JOBs) Act” which “would help to ensure borrowers are not inhibited from working in their trained field solely because they fell behind on their federal student loan payments” and “would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching, or driver’s licenses solely because a borrower falls behind on their federal student loan payments.”
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Greg Steube Wants to Expand GI Bill for Post-9/11 Veterans

Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., unveiled the “Modern GI Bill Act” which “allows veterans who are entitled to Post-9/11 educational assistance through the GI Bill to use eligible funds to repay federal student loans.”

Rick Scott Brings Out Proposal to Hold Down Higher Ed Costs

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the first of his series of proposals to help rein in the costs of higher education. 

Donna Shalala, Matt Gaetz Want More Transparency for Student Loans

Two members of the Florida delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala and Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz--are teaming up to push more transparency for Americans with student loans. Shalala and Gaetz are championing the “Student Loan...
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