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Senator Rubio Statement On Student Loans Vote


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following video statement after today's vote regarding interest rates for new subsidized Stafford college loans, which will soon double if Congress does not act:

"I think I am one of the only senators here who still has a student loan. As someone with a student loan and with a state with so many people with student loans, I support a hundred percent making sure that the interest rates on student loans do not go up.

"I cannot support the way the Democrats want to do it, however, because, they want to do it by raising taxes on small businesses, very small businesses. The kinds of small businesses that give jobs to graduates who not only need low interest rates but need jobs in order to pay their student loans.

"We have a plan to keep student interest rates low that doesn't raise taxes, and I hope the Democrats will give us a vote and a chance to pass that."

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