- Apr 13, 2011
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- Political Leaning
There weren't too many members of Congress who voted against a student loan bill that will end up costing parents and students more, but one was Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who recently announced his bid to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.).
Most of the bill's opponents were Democrats who objected to the billions thefederal government will earn from making the loans.
But Cotton, a House freshman, voted no because he doesn't want the government in the student loan business.
That turns out to be an interesting position for him since, as Cotton acknowledges in a statement Thursday, he received federally backed Stafford loans to help pay for Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 2002.
Read more @: Tom Cotton, Arkansas Rep., Took Student Loans, Voted Against Them
His statement is this: Hey i got aid and i worked through school and joined the army to pay it off but hey the rest of you are lazy and suck so you dont get any loans.