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Senate votes today


The Senate vote is today on whether to stop student loan interest rates from doubling. We have President Obama, Republican presidential candidate Romney, and students on our side.

We can win this, but only if we show the Senate we aren't backing down.

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"Like Kim and Kanye..."

By Student PIRGs

President Obama was on the Jimmy Fallon show last night - and treated the audience to a slow jam to stop student loan interest rates from doubling.  He jams "the Right and Left should join on this like Kim and Kanye."

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has joined Obama in calling on Congress to stop the interest rate hikes.  So we would like to add to the jam, "Congress should join together on this like Barack and Mitt."

Today presidential candidate and Republican Mitt Romney endorsed Obama's plan to prevent interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling this summer on July 1 for nearly 7.5 million students. Without Congressional action, interest rates will increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. 

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Maura Kisseberth from NJPIRG's Energy Service Corps talks about teaching lessons about energy at a local elementary school. 


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