McConnell on Senate Passage of a Bipartisan Student Loan Bill

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement today after the Senate passed a bipartisan student loan reform bill:

“Passage of the bipartisan student loan reform bill shows that when Senate Democrats check their partisan, take-it-or-leave-it approach at the door, the Senate can pass important legislation that in this case helps all students. This is an issue that should’ve been a bipartisan slam dunk as proposals put forward by both the President and Congressional Republicans were strikingly similar. Unfortunately, many Senate Democrats were more intent on prioritizing politics over helping students and the President didn’t fully engage on this issue until after the deadline had passed. This bipartisan bill is what should’ve been agreed to weeks ago – a permanent reform, not a temporary fix. This important reform takes the decisions on interest rates out of the hands of politicians and protects both the taxpayer and students.”

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