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Baldwin takes aim at student loans

Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is looking towards future relief for student loan borrowers after having legislation pass against scammers earlier this week.  On Monday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of her bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act after last week’s passage in the Senate. The bill heading to President Donald Trump’s desk enhances the enforcement of federal crimes against scammers and requires the U.S. Department of Education to maintain a record of how it is protecting its borrowers. With student loan debt hovering around $1.7 trillion, Baldwin says students do not need any other factors working against them.

As for recent calls in favor of forgiving student loan debt, Baldwin says she would be in favor of it as a way to help stimulate the economy.

Student loans have been a major part of the conversation on Capitol Hill in recent weeks with Democrats urging Joe Biden to forgive up to $50,000 in student loan debt when he takes office. The Trump Administration recently announced student loan borrowers would not have to make payments on loans until February.

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