(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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                           STUDENT LOAN RATES

  (Ms. SHEA-PORTER asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Ms. SHEA-PORTER. Education is the key to prosperity in this country. 
Families know that. That's why they save up for college for their 
students, but the cost of college has become so expensive that they've 
had to borrow money. The interest rates now are absolutely ridiculous, 
but they're about to get even worse on July 1 because Congress has not 
  Families across our country and in my State of New Hampshire are 
depending on Congress to fix this problem. We cannot allow these rates 
to double. These families cannot afford that. I am calling on Congress 
to stay here until we settle this, to think about those families across 
this country, put off that vacation, stay right here and work it out.