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

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, effectively emptying it. Nancy Pelosi accurately sums up Republican priorities on this one: For House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the emphasis was the GOP's cuts in the preventive health program, whose initiatives she said include breast cancer screening and children's immunizations.
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House Republicans pass poison student loan interest bill

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

The House Republicans just did it, they voted to trade low student loan interest rates for childhood immunizations, and, of course, more War on Women by cutting women's health. The vote was 215-195 despite a last minute threat from ... Read Post

Nancy Pelosi rips Rush Limbaugh, calls on GOP to repudiate him

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

Nancy Pelosi wants to know where the GOP is on Limbaugh's misogyny. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Speaker John Boeher is afraid to take on Rush Limbaugh over his disgusting attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Which has form... Read Post

House Republicans to fund student loan rate cut with cuts to health care

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

Speaker John Boehner finds his hostage. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) House Republicans have found another hostage, this time in the student loan interest rate fight. And their target is the Prevention and Public Health Fund in the Affordab... Read Post


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