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Where’s Senate Democrats’ Plan to Stop Student Loan Rates from Doubling?

May 29, 2012

Roughly half of recent college graduates are out of work or underemployed in President Obama’s economy. And if that wasn’t bad enough, unless Senate Democrats act soon, interest rates on new student loans will double on July 1 – the result of a law passed by a Democratic Congress in 2007. Read More

Statement by Speaker Boehner on Senate Student Loan Votes

May 24, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Senate voted on student loan interest rates today. Read More

Washington Post Editorial Board Challenges Obama Administration to Stop Denying Opportunity Scholarships to Poor D.C. Kids

May 23, 2012

The Washington Post editorial board weighed in this morning on the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to block full implementation of the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) and deny new students access to the program. Read More

Obama Administration Still Denying Poor D.C. Kids the Chance at Good Education

May 22, 2012

More than a year after President Obama signed into law legislation renewing and expanding the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), his administration continues to block full implementation of the law and deny new students access to the program. Read More

Boehner on Fox Business: “Our Focus Will Continue To Be On” Helping the Economy Grow & Create Jobs

May 10, 2012

Yesterday, Speaker Boehner sat down with Fox Business’ Gerri Willis to discuss House Republicans’ focus on helping the economy create jobs by reining in spending, reforming the tax code, and passing more than two dozen jobs bills that are being blocked by Senate Democrats. Read More

Senate Dems Under Pressure to Fix Student Loan Problem They Created

May 09, 2012

Yesterday, the Democratic-controlled Senate failed to move forward on a small business tax hike bill masquerading as a student loan fix, proving that Democrats are more focused on political posturing than offering a plan that can actually pass. Read More

With Student Loan Mess, Democrats Reaping What They Sowed

April 24, 2012

In 2007, the Democratic majority in Congress enacted legislation to double interest rates on new federal student loans from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent in 2012.  At a time when tuition is on the rise and employment prospects are low, the pending rate hike would impact millions of college students across the cou Read More

If the President Won’t Save the Highly-Successful D.C. School Choice Program, the Speaker Will

April 11, 2012

An editorial this morning in the Washington Post takes aim at the Obama administration for attempting to zero out funding for the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP): Read More

ObamaCare Hits Colleges Students "With a Triple Whammy"

March 30, 2012

If you or your children are in college, or higher education is on the horizon, be sure to read the op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal by Senators Alexander, Johanns, Hoeven, and Risch. The Senators – each a former state governor – outline how the “heavy burdens” imposed by the president’s health care law create a “triple whammy” that threatens families and college students with: Read More

Speaker Boehner & Senator Lieberman Press President Obama to Fully Implement D.C. School Choice Program

March 22, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) sent a letter to President Obama today pressing him and the administration to expedite implementation of the highly-successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP).  The president inexplicably chose to zero out funding for the program in his budget proposal, contradicting legislation he signed into law last year renewing and expanding the program. Read More