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(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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                          ACCESS TO EDUCATION

  (Mr. BACA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, in these tough times, we should make every 
effort to increase access to higher education for all Americans. Making 
college more affordable doesn't just help students, it strengthens our 
  Unfortunately, if Congress does not act soon, interest rates on 
student loans will double for over 7 million students in less than 2 
weeks. July 1 is around the corner. It's time for a serious solution to 
help our Nation's children.
  Instead of working towards a compromise, Republicans have put forward 
a plan to cut health services for women and children. Republicans just 
don't get it. Once again, they're too busy cutting taxes for 
millionaires and billionaires instead of working for our middle class. 
Republicans are showing their priorities are out of touch with 
hardworking Americans.
  We need to act now on student loans. Let's help all of these students 
have access to education.



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