Today, Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in reaction to congressional Republicans' press conference on the doubling of student loan interest rates:
"One week after student loan interest rates doubled, House Republicans continue to try to blame Democrats instead of seeking a fix that helps our nation's students. Working families and students need more than their plan to make college more expensive and place more student loan debt on the backs of future generations.
America's students deserve better than another costly Republican-manufactured crisis. With record high student loan debt, it's time to put aside partisan politics and find a long term solution that permanently keeps student loan interest rates low and makes college more affordable for everyone."