GOP Filibuster Gives Democrats the Fight They Want on Student Loans
Democrats are indeed picking a fight, conscious that they have a built-in political advantage on the issue, and hoping to expand their margins with the youth vote. A recent report by the College Republicans found that the party is losing its relevance with Americans aged 18-29, and said Millennial voters view student loans as an important pocketbook issue.
“We have no reason to work out a compromise,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters Tuesday, when asked about the debate on student loans. “I’m not looking for compromise. I’m looking to pass our bill.”