Progressive hero Elizabeth Warren, who has been thwarted for more than a year in her college affordability push, cast blame Wednesday far and wide as she attempted to shame her colleagues and schools into taking real action to relieve the student debt problem in America.
The renewed push comes almost exactly a year after the freshman senator first flexed her muscle on the issue. While she failed to even get the votes necessary to advance her legislation allowing borrowers to refinance their federal and private student loans, she succeeded in pushing the debate on student loans to the left.
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Now, Warren has even more firepower.
College affordability has become an issue on the 2016 presidential campaign trail for both Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton has promised to deliver a proposal on student debt. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O?Malley recently told supporters nationwide that ?every student should be able to go to college debt-free.? Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed legislation that would make tuition free at public colleges.
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