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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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