Friday, April 27, 2012

Student loan roll call

  • By The Associated Press The 215-195 roll call Friday by which the House passed a $5.9 billion bill to keep interest rates on millions of federal student loans from doubling this summer.
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  • Some Democrats wanted to vote to keep student loan rates low, though it meant accepting GOP health care cuts. In the end, 165 Democrats opposed the bill, and 13 voted for it. The 215-195 roll call Friday by which the House passed a $5.
  • (Syracuse Post-Standard)
  • Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call. House Speaker John Boehner endorsed Mitt where he urged Congress to prevent a doubling of student interest loan rates.
  • (NewsHour)
  • with the average college student amassing about $25,000 in debt, and allowing interest rates to double would cost typical loan recipients an extra $1,000 a year.
  • (The News & Observer)
  • The final roll call was 68-31, with 15 Republicans joining all Barack Obama campaign-style push this week to stop interest rates for college student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent.
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  • Days after President Barack Obama began his push to avert a doubling of student loan interest rates, Hill Republicans followed presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's lead and beat a hasty retreat on the issue Tuesday.
  • (Roll Call Online)
  • We arrived at the White House on Easter Monday, the South Lawn overrun by children and their parents enjoying the annual Easter Egg Roll.
  • (Rolling Stone)
  • Heres the final, frustrating roll call: Donnelly may be a total jerk about allowing undocumented students access to financial aid and whether the contribution was made in the form of a loan.
  • (Los Angeles Weekly)

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