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Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that the issue of student debt is everyone's problem by paying her own student loan during a conference on Tuesday

& # 39; I just made a payment that brought me to $ 19,000 & # 39 ;: AOC pays off part of its balance of $ 20,237 student loans during a congress hearing to show that even members of the House still have debts from their student days

  • AOC said she had paid her $ 20,237 balance during her student debt hearing on Tuesday
  • & # 39; I just made a payment that brought me to $ 19,000, & # 39; she told the audience
  • She then made a point that the issue of student debt is everyone's problem
  • & # 39; I hear people on this committee say it's not our job, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez, referring to Republican testimonials during the hearing. & # 39; This is our job, & # 39; she added
  • Ironically, 68 members of Congress and / or their relatives swim in student loan debts, and 24 of those members are Republicans
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Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez noted that the issue of student debt is everyone's problem by paying her own student loan during a conference on Tuesday.

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Ocasio-Cortez opened its comments by telling its public that it had made a payment while attending the hearing on the student debt for the Financial Services Commission for students.

& # 39; I literally paid a student loan while sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance, which was $ 20,237.16, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez, holding her notebook up.

Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that the issue of student debt is everyone's problem by paying her own student loan during a conference on Tuesday

Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that the issue of student debt is everyone's problem by paying her own student loan during a conference on Tuesday

& # 39; I just made a payment that brought me to $ 19,000, so I feel really accomplished now, & # 39; she added.

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She then focused on Republicans in the committee.

& # 39; I hear people on this committee say it's not our job, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the testimonies of the Republicans during the hearing.

& # 39; This is our job, & # 39; she said.

Ironic, Roll Call reported in March that 68 congressmen reported that they or their family members were swimming in student debts.

A breakdown of those figures shows that 44 democrats and 24 republicans have higher education obligations of $ 2.5 million.

She then focused on Republicans in the committee. & # 39; I hear people on this committee say it's not our job, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the testimonies of the Republicans during the hearing. & # 39; This is our job, & # 39; she said
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She then focused on Republicans in the committee. & # 39; I hear people on this committee say it's not our job, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the testimonies of the Republicans during the hearing. & # 39; This is our job, & # 39; she said

She then focused on Republicans in the committee. & # 39; I hear people on this committee say it's not our job, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez, referring to the testimonies of the Republicans during the hearing. & # 39; This is our job, & # 39; she said

The median debt of student loans is $ 15,000, while the average debt is $ 37,000.

According to Roll Call, eight members of Congress have a $ 100,000 student loan. And all 68 have obligations of at least $ 10,000.

Members of Congress discussed ways to tackle the nation's estimated $ 1.5 billion in student debt.

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Consumer advocates and experts also testified during the meeting.

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