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PoliticsAOC slams Republicans, reveals how much she owes in student loans at hearing: 'This is our job'

09:55  11 september  2019
09:55  11 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly ,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee “I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job ,” she said, referring to Republicans , according to the New York Post.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly ,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on college debt Tuesday, according to a report.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly $20,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on college debt Tuesday, according to a report.

AOC slams Republicans, reveals how much she owes in student loans at hearing: 'This is our job'© Provided by Atlantic Media, Inc. AOC has questions about the Phillips Curve

“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job,” she said, referring to Republicans, according to the New York Post. “This is our job.”

The committee was discussing how to bring down the estimated $1.5 trillion in student debt owed in the United States.

“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, and it was $20,237.16,” she said. “I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000 so I feel really accomplished right now.”

Judge orders High Point University student who plotted to 'shoot up' school to be involuntarily committed

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly ,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on college debt Tuesday, according to Not our problem you can't look at job market forecasts and make sacrifices for security.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Republicans after she revealed she owes nearly ,000 in student loans at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Not our problem you can't look at job market forecasts and make sacrifices for security. Pay your own fucking debts.

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Ocasio-Cortez is one of 70 members of Congress who are still paying off student debt for themselves or a dependent, the Post reported.

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Last month, President Trump signed an executive order to cancel student loan debts for permanently disabled veterans.

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Student arrested after bringing handgun to Smoky Hill High School in Aurora .
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