President Barack Obama is on a three-state tour of college campuses, where he is ripping the GOP for supporting tax cuts for the wealthy at the same time many student loan rates are set to double. But the White House and Congressional Democrats are sure to encounter resistance from Republicans over how to pay for further interest-rate relief.
“The Etch-a-Sketch is coming sooner than I thought,” he joked. “He’s for our education bill, now he’s for Violence Against Women. Great.”
This article updates the print version to include reactions from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and details on how the student loan bill would be funded.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.