Here are the 14 House Republicans who supported the spousal student loan bill

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Fourteen House Republicans voted with Democrats on Wednesday to pass a bill that would allow spouses who consolidated their student debt under a federal program to separate their loans.

The legislation, entitled Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act, cleared the House by a vote of 232-193with all Democrats present supporting the measure.

Republican Reps. Steve Chabot (Ohio), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Andrew Garbarino (NY), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), Garret Graves (La.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Trey Hollingsworth (Ind.), Dave Joyce ( Ohio, John Katko (NY), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Peter Meijer (Mich.), Tom Rice (SC), Michael Turner (Ohio) and Fred Upton (Mich.) voted for the bill.

The measure — which now heads to President Biden’s desk after passing the Senate by unanimous consent — would allow borrowers who still have to pay off joint consolidation loans to request that their credit be split into two separate direct loans.

It concerns people who took out joint consolidation loans through a Department of Education program that existed for 13 years before it was shut down in 2006.

When Congress ended the program, it did not plan for a way for individuals to terminate the joint loans, even in circumstances involving domestic violence, financial abuse, or being associated with an unresponsive partner. In addition, the program became problematic for people who got divorced.

But under the Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act, which the Biden administration has expressed support for, individuals would be allowed to submit applications for separate joint loans. Each spouse would be responsible for the percentage of the loan they had in the first place, and each separate loan would have the same interest rate as the joint loan.

Additionally, unbundling the loans can give individuals a better chance of qualifying for loan forgiveness.

Democratic supporters of the bill argued that the bill would help protect individuals from paying off student loan debt they did not incur and noted that it would create a path to receive loan forgiveness for some borrowers, while Republican opponents pointed to Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, then argues against the measure, claiming the bill could lead to a larger takeover of student loans.

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