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President Obama to hit the road, again, bound for battleground states

President Obama hits the road next week, traveling to the election battleground states of North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa to press Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. The White House says more than 7.4...
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Obama Goes On Offense To Block Student Loan Rate Hike, But Will Senate Democrats Follow?

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

Unless Congress acts, interest rates for federal student loans will double in July from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. President Obama today is beginning a push to encourage Congress to prevent the increase. House Republicans, however,... Read Post

Obama: 'Keep the pressure on' Congress on student loan interest rates

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

If Congress doesn't act, student loan rates double in 10 days, on July 1. According to President Obama, speaking today to students, if that happens, "more than 7 million students will be hit with the equivalent of a $1,000 tax hike,... Read Post

Obama To Call On Congress To Avoid Doubling Student Loan Interest Rates

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (last year)

President Obama will today launch a campaign aimed at preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling at the start of July, gathering college students at the White House in an effort to challenge Congress to prevent... Read Post


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