Student loan debt has grown to more than 1.5 trillion dollars in the United States, with the federal government as the largest consumer lender. In our Financial Services Hearing Tuesday, I dove deeper into the student loan crisis and the role of student loan servicers. The Members of Congress who convened this hearing to blame anyone but themselves for the student loan debt crisis are the very same politicians who orchestrated the government takeover of student loans, which has resulted in an explosion of student loan debt. So this hearing was analogous to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for the inferno engulfing the house.