SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT LEGISLATION

June 11, 2014

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after legislation she co-sponsored to help current student loan borrowers refinance at lower interest rates failed to advance in the Senate this morning: 

“I am disappointed that the Republican leadership in the Senate blocked a plan to help young people and families in New Hampshire and around the country see some relief from overwhelming student debt. Allowing eligible borrowers to refinance their student loans is the right thing to do for them and for our economy, and I will continue to fight for ways to make college more affordable and to help students get out of debt.”