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H.R. 5928 (115th): 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
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


May 23, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5928 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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