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Congressional candidate and Iraq & Afghanistan veteran, Kevin Strouse (D. PA-08) is hitting Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R. PA-08) hard for Congress' lack of action to student loan rates from increasing in July:
This is outrageous:

Big banks get interest rates from the federal government that are 5 times lower than student loan rates. Worse yet, student loan rates are scheduled to double on July 1st, from 3.4% to 6.8%. If Congress fails to act, that would mean student loan rates will balloon to 9 times what banks are paying.

There's a bill in Congress right now that would make student loan rates equal to the low rate of big banks, but so far, Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick won't say if he supports it.

We should be making it easier for our children to attend college, not harder. And we deserve to know where Mike Fitzpatrick stands on this issue.

Sign your name and tell Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick to support a bill that would let students borrow money at the same low rate as big banks:

http://www.dccc.org/...

This bill is just common sense. We should be doing whatever we can to make college within reach for all Americans. But, without action, so many students in Pennsylvania and across the country will find they just can't afford higher education.

Tell Congress and Mike Fitzpatrick to end the gridlock and put students first:

http://action.kevinstrouse.com/...

Thanks,

Kevin

You can sign Strouse's petition here:

http://www.dccc.org/...

I'll be writing more about this race soon, especially since Tea Party Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is a big target for 2014.  But if you would like to learn more about Strouse, you can go here:

http://www.kevinstrouse.com/

Originally posted to pdc on Wed May 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM PDT.

Also republished by Philly Kos, DKos Pennsylvania, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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