Ocasio-Cortez Makes Student Loan Payment During House Panel Hearing on School Debt

‘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’

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OCASIO-CORTEZ: “It's been a very long hearing, some with specious claims, I would and add, but it's also been a very hard and long hearing for anyone who has student loan debt. I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair. And I looked at my balance, and it is $20,237.16. And I just made a payment that took me down to $19,000, so I feel really accomplished right now. But the thing is, is we saw two main arguments from the Republican side over and over again. One is this idea that this issue is not germane to the committee, that student loans are not germane to the Financial Services Committee. And it seems completely ridiculous, right? That loans are somehow, you know, this is not our job.”

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