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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis’ recent votes indicate that he doesn’t support students.

Davis voted for the tax reform legislation last month, despite the bill containing components that will negatively impact students, including the graduate student tuition waiver repeal. Graduate school education is notoriously expensive; without this provision, students who rely on this support to get their post-graduate degrees will have to somehow find the means to increase their income while already attending classes and working on campus — or else drop out of school.

The House tax bill will also eliminate the student loan interest deduction. College graduates are already saddled with enormous amounts of student debt. This bill will make it even harder for millennials to pay off their student loan debt and do things such as buy a house or start a family.

I support Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress because she’ll fight for students and their families, unlike Rodney Davis.

Perry Harlow, Bloomington

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