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:

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

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