WASHINGTON - House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after some federal student loan rates today increased due to Senate Democrats' inaction on the House-passed solution:
"Democrats in the United States Senate today let down millions of students all across this country because of their inaction. Whether it is young people just starting college or someone who just decided to go back to school, countless Americans depend on student loans to make it easier to pay for college and it is not fair that Senate Democrats chose to make it harder.
"The House passed a common-sense solution to fix this very real problem. It is time for the Senate to act and stop playing politics with students' futures."