Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 2366 - Interest Rate Reduction Act

Education. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Interest Rate Reduction Act

S. 2366 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Other Titles
  • Interest Rate Reduction Act
Sponsor
Lamar Alexander
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Education
  • Appropriations
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Government trust funds
  • Health programs administration and funding
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Higher education
  • Interest, dividends, interest rates
  • Student aid and college costs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/25/2012
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/25/2012
4/25/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2733-2734)
Put on a legislative calendar4/25/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 370.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$43,700
$43,700
405 times as much
$509,720
$1,026,450
$8,960,737
$7,166,710
$750
$38,900
$17,703,267
1 Organization Supported and 9 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Interest Rate Reduction Act

1 organization supported this bill

Christian Coalition of America
Christian Coalition of America (2012, April 27). House Votes to Stop Student Loan Rates from Doubling, Cut ObamaCare Slush Fund. Retrieved May 8, 2012, from Christian Coalition of America.

9 organizations opposed this bill

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Fleming, Chris (2012, April 27). AFSCME’s McEntee: Legislation Pits Women & Children’s Health Against Student Loans. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from AFSCME.
American Federation of Teachers
AFT (2012). Write Your Representative. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from American Federation of Teachers.
Club for Growth
Roth, Andrew (2012, April 27). Key Vote Alert - "NO" on Student Loan Subsidies (HR 4628). Retrieved April 30, 2012, from Club for Growth.
FreedomWorks
Kibbe, Matt (2012, April 27). KEY VOTE "NO” ON THE INTEREST RATE REDUCTION ACT. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from Freedomworks.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action (2012, April 26). Key Vote Alert: “NO” on the Student Loan Bill (House). Retrieved April 30, 2012, from Heritage Action for America.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (2012, May 7). Protect Students and Families: Support S. 2343 and Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike. Retrieved March 27, 2014, from Civil Rights.org.
National Education Association
National Education Association (2012, May 24). Letter to Senate on Student Loan Bills. Retrieved March 27, 2014, from NEA.
National Partnership for Women & Families
Riedlin, Freya (2012, April 27). Women’s Health Leader Urges Congress to Reject H.R. 4628, Protect Women’s Preventive Health Care. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from National Partnership.
U.S. PIRG
Williams, Rich (2012, April 27). Congress Must Keep Their Eye on the Prize. Retrieved April 30, 2012, from PIRG.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$3,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$76,833
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$143,911
John BarrassoRWY$0$40,800
Max BaucusDMT$0$30,700
Mark BegichDAK$0$40,750
Michael BennetDCO$0$34,500
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$25,000
Roy BluntRMO$9,550$215,186
John BoozmanRAR$0$80,095
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,190,642
Scott BrownRMA$0$755,693
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$455,004
Richard BurrRNC$0$66,500
Maria CantwellDWA$0$88,650
Ben CardinDMD$0$30,750
Tom CarperDDE$0$12,250
Bob CaseyDPA$0$39,150
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$526,998
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$94,000
Tom CoburnROK$0$134,943
William Thad CochranRMS$0$16,700
Susan CollinsRME$0$232,112
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Chris CoonsDDE$0$30,000
Bob CorkerRTN$0$56,930
John CornynRTX$0$417,722
Mike CrapoRID$0$1,200
Jim DeMintRSC$1,500$372,420
Dick DurbinDIL$0$36,700
Mike EnziRWY$0$9,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$234,171
Alan FrankenDMN$0$48,200
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$1,334,572
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$39,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$59,800
Kay HaganDNC$0$529,749
Tom HarkinDIA$0$25,750
Orrin HatchRUT$0$20,500
Dean HellerRNV$0$150,937
John HoevenRND$0$26,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$91,650
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$157,925
Dan InouyeDHI$0$25,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$31,750
Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$69,396
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$215,403
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$30,000
John KerryDMA$0$87,524
Mark KirkRIL$0$386,125
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$254,216
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$-5,000
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$137,831
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$26,000
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$29,300
Mike LeeRUT$500$48,796
Carl LevinDMI$0$30,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$0$17,800
Joe ManchinDWV$0$40,000
John McCainRAZ$0$220,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$1,234,366
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,150$490,408
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$32,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$35,301
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$111,042
Jerry MoranRKS$0$36,150
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$16,150
Patty MurrayDWA$0$487,714
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$16,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$32,350
Rand PaulRKY$0$297,385
Rob PortmanROH$0$203,981
Mark PryorDAR$0$28,700
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$27,150
Harry ReidDNV$0$43,550
Jim RischRID$0$231,309
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$176,199
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$31,500
Marco RubioRFL$17,800$808,176
Bernie SandersIVT$0$31,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$32,725
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$93,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$845,987
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$5,700
Olympia SnoweRME$0$22,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$392,706
Jon TesterDMT$0$218,951
John ThuneRSD$0$385,992
Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$1,169,148
Mark UdallDCO$0$35,700
Tom UdallDNM$0$36,000
David VitterRLA$0$262,375
Mark WarnerDVA$0$25,500
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$32,200
Roger WickerRMS$2,800$125,275
Ron WydenDOR$0$23,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$3,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$76,833
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$143,911
John BarrassoRWY$0$40,800
Max BaucusDMT$0$30,700
Mark BegichDAK$0$40,750
Michael BennetDCO$0$34,500
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$25,000
Roy BluntRMO$9,550$215,186
John BoozmanRAR$0$80,095
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,190,642
Scott BrownRMA$0$755,693
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$455,004
Richard BurrRNC$0$66,500
Maria CantwellDWA$0$88,650
Ben CardinDMD$0$30,750
Tom CarperDDE$0$12,250
Bob CaseyDPA$0$39,150
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$526,998
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$94,000
Tom CoburnROK$0$134,943
William Thad CochranRMS$0$16,700
Susan CollinsRME$0$232,112
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Chris CoonsDDE$0$30,000
Bob CorkerRTN$0$56,930
John CornynRTX$0$417,722
Mike CrapoRID$0$1,200
Jim DeMintRSC$1,500$372,420
Dick DurbinDIL$0$36,700
Mike EnziRWY$0$9,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$234,171
Alan FrankenDMN$0$48,200
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$1,334,572
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$39,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$59,800
Kay HaganDNC$0$529,749
Tom HarkinDIA$0$25,750
Orrin HatchRUT$0$20,500
Dean HellerRNV$0$150,937
John HoevenRND$0$26,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$91,650
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$157,925
Dan InouyeDHI$0$25,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$31,750
Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$69,396
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$215,403
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$30,000
John KerryDMA$0$87,524
Mark KirkRIL$0$386,125
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$254,216
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$-5,000
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$137,831
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$26,000
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$29,300
Mike LeeRUT$500$48,796
Carl LevinDMI$0$30,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$0$17,800
Joe ManchinDWV$0$40,000
John McCainRAZ$0$220,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$1,234,366
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,150$490,408
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$32,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$35,301
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$111,042
Jerry MoranRKS$0$36,150
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$16,150
Patty MurrayDWA$0$487,714
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$16,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$32,350
Rand PaulRKY$0$297,385
Rob PortmanROH$0$203,981
Mark PryorDAR$0$28,700
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$27,150
Harry ReidDNV$0$43,550
Jim RischRID$0$231,309
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$176,199
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$31,500
Marco RubioRFL$17,800$808,176
Bernie SandersIVT$0$31,550
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$32,725
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$93,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$845,987
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$5,700
Olympia SnoweRME$0$22,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$392,706
Jon TesterDMT$0$218,951
John ThuneRSD$0$385,992
Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$1,169,148
Mark UdallDCO$0$35,700
Tom UdallDNM$0$36,000
David VitterRLA$0$262,375
Mark WarnerDVA$0$25,500
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$32,200
Roger WickerRMS$2,800$125,275
Ron WydenDOR$0$23,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Christian Conservative$43,700

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Women's issues$7,166,710
Teachers unions$1,026,450
State & local govt employee unions$509,720
Human Rights$38,900
Consumer groups$750
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