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Rep. Tierney Introduces Bill to Refinance Certain Federal Student Loans

May 8, 2014

by MERLY LAPIG Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, May 8 -- Rep. John F. Tierney, D-Mass., has introduced legislation (H.R. 4582) to "amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans."

The bill was introduced on May 6 and has 21 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, Rush D. Holt, D-N.J., Raul M. Grijalva, D-Ariz., Timothy H. Bishop, D-N.Y., Robert C. Scott, D-Va., Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, Gregorio Sablan, D-M.P., Frederica S. Wilson, D-Fla., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Juan C. Vargas, D-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.

The legislation was referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.

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