Sanders Will Seek to Cancel All Student Debt

June 24, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to unveil today a proposal to cancel all $1.6 trillion in student debt in the United States, The Washington Post reported. In the last election for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders made the issue of free college a major issue -- and he continues to back free public higher education. He has previously said he would propose a plan to wipe out debt, but has not given specifics. Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose campaign for president has been gaining momentum, has proposed a plan to wipe out debt -- but with some limitations. Debt cancellation has been attracting increasing attention in public discussions.


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