Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Bills for Free Education to Rebuild and Heal America with a Robin Hoo
Broad Coalition Welcomes Senate Wall Street Speculation Bills
Washington, D.C. A broad coalition of nurses, students, religious and civil rights groups, environmentalists, labor and housing advocates today enthusiastically welcomed plans by Sen. Bernie Sanders to introduce two new Senate bills Tuesday that would impose a small fee on Wall Street speculation to pay for college education for all and other critical community needs.
Sen. Sanders will unveil the legislation at a Capitol Hill press conference Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Senate Swamp. Student leaders, as well as nurses and long time advocates of the Wall Street fee, also known as the Robin Hood tax, will also attend.
Sanders landmark education bill would eliminate undergraduate college tuition fees for students attending public colleges and universities, reform student loans, and expand work-study programs. The bill is a critical step to eradicating student debt, currently pegged at nearly $1.2 trillion and the fastest growing form of consumer debt, as well as expanding educational and employment opportunity.
It also puts the U.S. on a path embraced by other nations that already provide free college education including Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Slovenia, and Sweden.
behind him on this. We have to start working to replace all those Corporate members of Congress on both sides, with people who support the people. It is imperative and if everyone works towards that goal, WE have the power.
I went to college for free back in the 60s. That's when California had free colleges and it changed my life. My Dad had died and there was no possible way I could pay for it.
I look at these poor kids today signing their future away and this needs to stop.
Others countries have free college.
We need to stop going backwards in this country.
Another election season pointless bill that will never pass (and he knows it). I hate when sitting politicians waste time in Congress with stuff like this as part of a campaign strategy.