Local guy does good.
Bayh bill would help military personnel
Tribune Staff Report
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., has introduced a bill that would defer interest on federal student loans for active duty service members and their spouses.
The proposed Interest Relief Act would apply to active duty members of any branch of the military, including reserve units and the National Guard and military spouses who have student loans through the Federal Direct Loan Program.
"The principle behind this bill is very simple: When Americans go off to serve their country during time of war, the government should not charge interest on their federal student loans," Bayh said Wednesday. "This is relief we can and should provide for our soldiers right now."
I frequently disagree with my Democratic Senator, but this is a fantastic bill.
(Hey Evan, it's the least you can do. For a former Prez candidate, you've been pretty quiet on the war. What's with that?)