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Introduced in House (04/17/2013)

1st Session
H. R. 1595

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.


April 17, 2013

Mr. Courtney (for himself, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mrs. Bustos, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Connolly, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Doyle, Ms. Duckworth, Ms. Edwards, Ms. Esty, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Himes, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Holt, Mr. Horsford, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Loebsack, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Markey, Mr. McDermott, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Moore, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Peters of Michigan, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Mr. Polis, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Schrader, Ms. Schwartz, Ms. Shea-Porter, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Vela, Mr. Walz, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Welch, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Peters of California, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Bordallo, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. Titus, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Enyart, Mr. Foster, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kind, Mr. Matheson, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. O’Rourke, Mr. Rush, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Capuano, and Ms. Wilson of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Student Loan Relief Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Interest rate extension.

Subparagraph (D) of section 455(b)(7) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(b)(7)) is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking “2013” and inserting “2015”; and

(2) in clause (v), by striking “2013” and inserting “2015”.