DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Vote by Senate Republicans to Block Legislation th
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to block the Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act of 2012, which would prevent federal student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1: “Today, Senate Republicans had an opportunity to demonstrate that keeping college affordable for middle-class students and their families doesn’t have to be a partisan issue. They had a genuine chance to stand with President Obama and Democrats in Congress who are fighting to stop federal student loan interest rates from doubling from 3.4 to 6.8 percent in less than two months. Instead, on the very day that student loan debt is estimated to hit $1 trillion in this country, Republicans squandered that opportunity.
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