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Harkin Seeks Support to Stop Filibuster

Posted on 21 May 2012 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone Campus of DMACC was one of Senator Tom Harkin’s stops over the weekend, to garner support for his effort stop a senate filibuster holding up legislation he’s proposed to “Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike”.  Harkin met with DMACC and ISU students and faculty members to hear their stories on the impact of student loans and the impact raising the interest from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1st.  House  Republicans have proposed holding the interest rate at 3.4%, but pay for it with money allocated for health care.  The President has said he would veto that legislation.

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