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Senate Democrats Push for Tuition-free College, Student Loan Refinancing
January 27, 2016
Senate Democrats vowed to push through legislation attacking rising college costs and staggering student loan debt despite expected backlash from Republicans, aligning themselves with the party's presidential contenders. Lawmakers unveiled the Reducing Educational Debt Act, which, if passed, would make two years of community college tuition-free, allow federal and private student loan borrowers to refinance at a lower rate, and keep Pell grants in pace with rising school costs. It brings together legislation previously championed by Senate Democrats in the past several years.