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H.R. 5928: Students Over Special Interests Act

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About the bill

What if all the tax cuts for the richest corporations and individuals went towards paying off the entirety of American student loan debt?

Context and what the bill does

President Trump and the Republican Congress’s December tax reform law cut about $1.5 trillion in total taxes. But Democrats criticize the tax cuts towards the wealthiest corporations, individuals, and what they deem to be special interests.

Total student loan debt in the U.S. currently equals about $1.38 trillion. So the Students Over Special Interests Act would repeal ...

Sponsor and status

Jared Polis

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2018
Length: 4 pages

May 23, 2018


Introduced on May 23, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 23, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 23, 2018

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H.R. 5928 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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