Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to cancel $640B of student debt
Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would cancel $640 billion of student loan debt.
The big picture: Warren announced in April the plan to eliminate federal and private student loan debt for more than 75% of the 45 million Americans who hold loans (read a full overview of the plan here). She introduced the Student Loan Debt Relief Act with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), who's sponsoring a companion measure, per Politico.