Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

April 12, 2024
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Sen. Lesser Claps Back at Greenwich 1st Selectman for Hypocrisy on Student Loans

Today, State Senator Matt Lesser pushed back on Republican outrage surrounding student loan forgiveness.

When Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo took to Twitter to express his frustration on President Biden’s expanded student loan forgiveness plan, asking “Is the President going to forgive those who are paying off business loans, too?” Senator Lesser reminded the former state representative that the federal government did indeed forgive business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – including $236,000 for his own engineering firm.

Senator Lesser has long been an advocate for addressing the predatory student loan system. Back in 2015, Senator Lesser fought to create the Student Loan Bill of Rights, which authorized a Student Loan Ombudsman within the Connecticut Department of Banking. Connecticut was the first state in the country to regulate student loan servicer companies. Last session, the budget included funding for the Student Loan Ombudsman to directly help Connecticut borrowers navigate loan repayment and other issues.

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