With Elections Looming, Democrats Mobilize on Student Debt

With Elections Looming, Democrats Mobilize on Student Debt 1

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Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, has introduced a bill that would allow borrowers to refinance existing student loans at the lower interest rates now available to new borrowers.

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Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, has introduced a bill that would allow borrowers to refinance existing student loans at the lower interest rates now available to new borrowers.

With the midterm elections only five months away, Democrats in Congress are turning their attention to an issue that's likely to energize the party’s base: student debt.

Next week, lawmakers plan to take up a bill that would allow borrowers to refinance existing student loans at the lower interest rates now available to