(House of Representatives - May 23, 2013)

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                           STUDENT LOAN BILL

  (Mr. BERA of California asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. BERA of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of affordable 
student loans for America's students.
  I attended California's public schools from kindergarten through 
undergrad, through medical school. I could afford to go because of 
Federally funded student loans. My country made an investment in me, 
and we need to make that same investment in the next generation of 
  Yesterday, I offered an amendment to the Rules Committee, and they 
rejected it. This amendment would have made student loans more 
affordable for today's students. That's what we have to do, invest in 
the next generation.
  Unfortunately, the bill that is coming to the floor today is going to 
make college less affordable for the next generation. We must make 
education more accessible. Vote ``no'' on the Making College More 
Expensive Act.