student loans

Members to Wear #InTheRed Pins at SOTU

(Photo courtesy of Wyden's Twitter)

Senate Democrats are wearing #InTheRed pins on Tuesday to advocate for reducing college costs and student debt.  

The goal of the campaign is for Congress to address college affordability in 2016. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.; and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and six others are bringing students as their guests to President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union.  

Mark Warner Still Pushing Grand Bargains on the Stump

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

FAIRFAX, Va. — How often do you hear a Democrat on the campaign stump tell a largely partisan audience that some of the attendees might be well-advised to vote for a Republican?  

That's exactly what happened when Sen. Mark Warner stopped on a college campus a few weeks ago.  

Elizabeth Warren Leads Progressive Charge, but Has GOP Admirers Too

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

"What reaction do you usually expect from banks?" Sen. Elizabeth Warren asked a reporter last week.  

It was classic Warren. Appearing at a news conference with fellow Democrats and D.C.-area college students to roll out legislation she spearheaded that would let borrowers refinance student loans, the Massachusetts Democrat dismissed a question about financial institutions losing profits from older, high-interest loans.  

Democrats Plan Student Loan Push in June

Warren speaks Wednesday during the press conference on the Fair Shot Agenda to lower interest rates on student loan debt. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Democrats plan to make their new push on student loan interest rates shortly after the Memorial Day recess.  

But, as usual, there's an issue with offsets.