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PoliticsAOC makes student loan payment during congressional hearing on loans

15:05  11 september  2019
15:05  11 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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

AOC slams Republicans, reveals how much she owes in student loans at hearing: 'This is our job' 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. © 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 ,237.16," she said. "I just made a payment that took me down to ,000 so I feel really accomplished right now." Student loan hearing :Hasan Minhaj calls student debt 'paywall

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her bank account to make a point during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on student debt.

Ocasio-Cortez opened her remarks by telling the witnesses and audience that she had made a student loan payment while attending the hearing.

"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."

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I paid off my mortgage before paying off my student loans , because the mortgage carried a higher interest rate. My mother in law is right on the edge of boomer and gen x. We were at their house and a commercial for student loan repayments came on talking about the average student load amount

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She called for action on the nation's student debt.

“I’m hearing people on this committee say it’s not our job," Ocasio-Cortez said, referring to congressional Republicans' testimony during the hearing. "This is our job.”

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How do you feel about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez making a student loan payment during a congressional hearing on student loans ? Oh, and plenty of people pay off their loans without having to make six figures. AOC , like so many of her age , simply don't understand going with wants

The committee had been discussing ways to address the nation's estimated $1.5 trillion in student debt and featured testimony from consumer advocates and experts.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj, whose Netflix show "Patriot Act" had run an episode about student debt, talked about how student debt had become a "paywall to the middle class."

Ocasio-Cortez is one of many members of Congress with student debt burdens. Roll Call reported in March 2019 that 68 members of Congress had their own student loans or loans for a dependent, with an average debt burden of $37,000. Eight members had more than $100,000 in student debt.

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