Watch out, Elizabeth Warren: A Republican lawmaker who’s also asenior member of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition teamappears to be vying for the title of Congressional champion ofstudent debtors.

U.S. Representative Tom Reed this week formally endorsed a laworiginally proposed by House Democrats. Though a long shot,the bill would do more for America’s roughly 42 millionstudent debtors than the one proposed two years ago by Warren,the liberal firebrand from Massachusetts. Democrats didn’t quiteknow what to make of Reed’s move.

“Heavens, are you sure that happened?” said U.S.Representative John Garamendi, the California Democrat whoauthored the proposed law that Reed, who represents westernNew York state, decided to co-sponsor.

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