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Even though more than half of federal lawmakers are worth millions (Between 2013 and 2014, their combined net worth shot up 6.7%!), there’s one way many members of Congress are just like us: they owe tens of thousands in student loans.  


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Below are 20 Congress members who feel our pain:

Name Minimum Value Maximum Value Type Lender
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) $50,001 $100,000 Student loans EdFinancial
Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) $30,002 $100,000 Student loans (Spouse and filer) Navient, New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
Rep. James Bridenstine (R-Okla.) $50,001 $100,000 Loan for Cornell University MBA U.S. Department of Education
Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) $50,001 $100,000 Student loans for children (Joint) AES Corp
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) $50,001 $100,000 Student loan Student Loan Corp
Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) $50,001 $100,000 Graduate student loan American Education Services, U.S. Department of Education
Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) $50,001 $100,000 Student loans (Dependent child) Sallie Mae
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) $50,001 $100,000 Student loans (Joint) Sallie Mae
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) $50,001 $100,000 Parent PLUS Loans (Joint) U.S. Department of Education
Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) $50,001 $100,000 Student loans GLC Student Loans
Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) $50,001 $100,000 Student loan Navient
Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-Conn.) $30,002 $100,000 Educational loans (Spouse and filer) Sallie Mae
Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.) $40,002 $115,000 Student loans (Spouse) Sallie Mae, Aspire Resources, Harvard University
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico) $60,001 $115,000 Student loans Navient, U.S. Department of Education
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) $45,003 $150,000 Parent PLUS Loans (Spouse) American Education Services
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) $55,003 $165,000 Student loans Navient, Nelnet
Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) $80,003 $200,000 Student loans (Spouse and Filer) Sallie Mae, U.S. Department of Education
Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) $100,001 $250,000 Student loan (Spouse) Sallie Mae
Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) $100,001 $250,000 Student loans Sallie Mae
Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) $100,001 $250,000 Student loan American Education Services

According to the Center for Responsible Politics, the total student debt owed among Congress members sits between an astonishing $1.8 million and $4.3 million.  However, this amount is an approximation because members of Congress are allowed to report their debts in ranges.

Congress Members Have Student Loan Debt

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