About the bill
6/17/2013: In what could become an annual occurrence, Congress yet again faces a looming deadline to resolve the problem of student loan interest rates. Without Congressional action, the rate on federally backed Stafford loans is set to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.
The Senate in early June failed to advance two bills meant to prevent this imminent increase in rates. A bill backed by Democrats would extend the current interest rate for two years, and offset the cost by ending three ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 14, 2013
Length: 4 pages
May 14, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
May 14, 2013
H.R. 1979 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
Civic Impulse. (2017). H.R. 1979 — 113th Congress: Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1979
“H.R. 1979 — 113th Congress: Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. December 13, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1979>
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