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    Federal Student Loan Legislation

    Carolyn Phenicie talked by video link from Capitol Hill about two higher-education bills that would be debated on the House floor that day and the next. The first bill dealt with…

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    Student Loan Reform

    Natalia Abrams talked by video from Studio City, California, about student loan reform and the work of her organization, StudentDebtCrisis.org. Topics included the current debt…

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    Senate Democrats on Student Loans

    Senate Democratic leaders spoke reporters following the 56-38 vote blocking legislation that would allow individuals to refinance student loan debt at lower rates. Other topics…

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    President Obama at Worcester Technical High School Commencement

    President Obama delivered the commencement address at the Worcester Technical High School graduation ceremony in the DCU Center of Worcester, Massachusetts. The ceremony included the…

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    Representative Joe Courtney on Student Loan Debt

    Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) talked about Obama administration efforts to allow student loan borrowers to cap payments on their monthly income. He also commented on House…

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    President Obama on Student Loan Debt

    President Obama made remarks before signing a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the payments of student loan debt. Changes included reducing monthly payments of student loan debt…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke at the daily While House briefing about changes to be made to student loan programs. Then, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest took…

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    Open Phones on Student Loan Debt

    Telephone lines were open for responses to the question, “Is student loan debt bad for the economy?” Viewers had just seen a re-air of a June 4, 2014, Senate Budget Committee…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama talked about the importance of helping alleviate the burden of student loan debt and highlighted his efforts to ensure upholding a commitment to…

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    Student Loan Refinancing

    Senate Democratic leaders held a news conference on college affordability and a bill that would allow people to refinance student loan debt at the same rate students can borrow…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Witnesses testified on student loan debt and its effects on borrowers, career choice, and the economy. Brittany Jones talked about her struggles with student loan debt impeded her…

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    Student Loan Debt

    Education officials testified on the effects on the economy of high student loan interest rates and debt. The hearing followed Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) introduction of the…

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    Senator Durbin on Student Loans

    Senator Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor about student loan debt. The national average was estimated at around $29,000 per student.

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    Protecting Military Servicemembers from Unfair Lending Practices

    Attorney General Eric Holder held a news conference to announce the Department of Justice filed the first lawsuit involving student loans under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).…

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    United Negro College Fund

    Michael Lomax talked about the importance of education and the importance of funding education for low-income students of color. In his remarks he criticized the Obama…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Spokesman Jay Carney said, “we are late in the game” regarding the situation in Crimea and the coming Sunday’s referendum vote. He also updated U.S. involvement in…

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    President Obama on College Affordability

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spoke to business and education leaders meeting to discuss new ways to make college more accessible. They outlined initiatives by schools and…

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    Trends in Higher Education Costs

    Doug Lederman talked about the College Board reports on trends in higher education costs and student aid. According to the reports, tuition growth was slowing at colleges, but families…

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    Student Aid Fraud

    Kathleen Tighe talked about her report to Congress that found “fraud rings” were attempting to gain federal student aid money, and she responded to telephone calls and…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about his plan to make college more affordable for the middle class.

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