On Friday I voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 4628, the Interest Rate Reduction Act, which would prevent interest rates for new, federally-subsidized undergraduate Stafford loans from doubling in July. Allowing the interest rates to spike would hurt America’s young people right now, and thanks to Washington’s irresponsible spending, every American is already responsible for more than $50,000 of the national debt.
We must find ways to keep America competitive in the world – and making sure education is affordable is an important way to do that. At the same time, we cannot saddle future generations with the debt that has been incurred by our government – and now stands above $15.5 trillion. These are not mutually exclusive goals – we simply must commit to finding the common ground that will allow us to achieve both of them.
Speaking of the future generations of Americans, I was so happy to have students from First Colonial High School come up to Washington, D.C., for a visit last week! These fine young men and women were the winners in our 90-Day Facebook Video Challenge, and for their efforts, they won a trip to Washington to tour the Capitol and see their humble Representative in action. You can see all the pictures from their visit (and the rest of the week – including a stop at Plaza Middle School) on my Facebook page. (No federal taxpayer funds were spent for their visit.)
Mindful that I work for you, I remain
Yours in Freedom,