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House set to vote on student loan rate

The House is scheduled to vote Friday on a Republican-crafted bill that would keep interest rates down on federal loans used by millions of college students. Republicans are for keeping the rate at 3.4 percent for Stafford loans instead of letting it rise as scheduled to 6.8 percent in July. Democrats also are for keeping [...]
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Senate Republicans Block Student Loan Interest Rate Bill

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

The Senate failed to advance a bill today that would have kept the interest rate on Stafford federal student loans from doubling to 6.8% by this June. The vote was 52-45. Republicans and Democrats now profess to support averting the... Read Post

House Republicans voting to trade student loan interest rates for children's immunizations

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 years ago)

This is a fight Nancy Pelosi's willing to have. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Republicans are moving forward on their plan to keep student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent by taking funds from the Prevention and Public Health Fund, ... Read Post

Republicans Just Blocked A Key Student Loan Bill — And The Obama Campaign Is Using It To Hammer Mitt Romney

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (3 years ago)

Senate Republicans just voted to block a bill that would keep federally subsidized student loan rates from doubling next year, virtually ensuring that college loans will continue to be a key issue during the 2012 presidential campai... Read Post


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