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
Put on a legislative calendar4/25/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 370.
4/25/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$44,250
$44,250
368 times as much
$511,320
$1,043,750
$6,919,061
$45,301
$7,742,721
$5,150
$16,267,303
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$23,950
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$98,194
John BarrassoRWY$0$31,950
Max BaucusDMT$0$30,700
Mark BegichDAK$0$42,550
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$35,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$27,400
Roy BluntRMO$9,550$121,194
John BoozmanRAR$0$42,245
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,351,846
Scott P. BrownRMA$0$619,558
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$451,504
Richard BurrRNC$0$54,900
Maria CantwellDWA$0$91,921
Ben CardinDMD$0$30,750
Tom CarperDDE$0$12,250
Bob CaseyDPA$0$39,900
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$349,798
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$51,250
Tom CoburnROK$0$100,093
William Thad CochranRMS$0$5,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$140,204
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$30,250
Bob CorkerRTN$0$47,180
John CornynRTX$0$144,690
Mike CrapoRID$0$1,700
Jim DeMintRSC$1,500$289,270
Dick DurbinDIL$0$38,000
Mike EnziRWY$0$9,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$238,949
Al FrankenDMN$0$51,651
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$1,403,484
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$20,558
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$40,150
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$652,481
Tom HarkinDIA$0$26,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$28,950
Dean HellerRNV$0$137,687
John HoevenRND$0$19,100
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$40,550
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$60,975
Dan InouyeDHI$0$26,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$25,750
Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$20,246
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$153,857
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$30,000
John F. KerryDMA$0$104,724
Mark KirkRIL$0$268,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$256,016
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$158,147
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$26,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$33,150
Mike LeeRUT$500$31,767
Carl LevinDMI$0$30,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$0$20,550
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$40,000
John McCainRAZ$0$168,393
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$1,238,415
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,150$234,433
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$32,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$38,001
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$120,008
Jerry MoranRKS$0$21,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$0$494,406
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$16,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$32,350
Rand PaulRKY$0$270,940
Rob PortmanROH$0$117,426
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$28,700
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$28,050
Harry ReidDNV$0$45,250
Jim RischRID$0$180,206
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$104,399
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$31,500
Marco RubioRFL$18,350$957,493
Bernie SandersIVT$0$32,050
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$37,125
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$55,970
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$1,005,004
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$50
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$23,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$397,305
Jon TesterDMT$0$221,951
John ThuneRSD$0$259,743
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,359,420
Mark UdallDCO$0$39,950
Tom UdallDNM$0$36,000
David VitterRLA$0$210,401
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$32,500
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$33,200
Roger F. WickerRMS$2,800$62,175
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$23,950
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$98,194
John BarrassoRWY$0$31,950
Max BaucusDMT$0$30,700
Mark BegichDAK$0$42,550
Michael F. BennetDCO$0$35,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$27,400
Roy BluntRMO$9,550$121,194
John BoozmanRAR$0$42,245
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,351,846
Scott P. BrownRMA$0$619,558
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$451,504
Richard BurrRNC$0$54,900
Maria CantwellDWA$0$91,921
Ben CardinDMD$0$30,750
Tom CarperDDE$0$12,250
Bob CaseyDPA$0$39,900
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$4,900$349,798
Daniel CoatsRIN$500$51,250
Tom CoburnROK$0$100,093
William Thad CochranRMS$0$5,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$0$140,204
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$30,250
Bob CorkerRTN$0$47,180
John CornynRTX$0$144,690
Mike CrapoRID$0$1,700
Jim DeMintRSC$1,500$289,270
Dick DurbinDIL$0$38,000
Mike EnziRWY$0$9,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$238,949
Al FrankenDMN$0$51,651
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$1,403,484
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$20,558
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$40,150
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$652,481
Tom HarkinDIA$0$26,750
Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$28,950
Dean HellerRNV$0$137,687
John HoevenRND$0$19,100
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$40,550
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$60,975
Dan InouyeDHI$0$26,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$25,750
Mike JohannsRNE$1,000$20,246
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$153,857
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$30,000
John F. KerryDMA$0$104,724
Mark KirkRIL$0$268,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$256,016
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$5,750
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$0$158,147
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$26,000
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$33,150
Mike LeeRUT$500$31,767
Carl LevinDMI$0$30,000
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
Dick LugarRIN$0$20,550
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$40,000
John McCainRAZ$0$168,393
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$1,238,415
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,150$234,433
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$32,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$38,001
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$120,008
Jerry MoranRKS$0$21,450
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$0$494,406
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$16,500
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$32,350
Rand PaulRKY$0$270,940
Rob PortmanROH$0$117,426
Mark L. PryorDAR$0$28,700
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$28,050
Harry ReidDNV$0$45,250
Jim RischRID$0$180,206
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$104,399
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$31,500
Marco RubioRFL$18,350$957,493
Bernie SandersIVT$0$32,050
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$37,125
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$55,970
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$1,005,004
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$50
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$23,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$397,305
Jon TesterDMT$0$221,951
John ThuneRSD$0$259,743
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,359,420
Mark UdallDCO$0$39,950
Tom UdallDNM$0$36,000
David VitterRLA$0$210,401
Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$32,500
Jim WebbDVA$0$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$33,200
Roger F. WickerRMS$2,800$62,175
Ron WydenDOR$0$23,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Christian Conservative$44,250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Republican/Conservative$6,919,061
Teachers unions$1,043,750
State & local govt employee unions$511,320
Human Rights$45,301
Consumer groups$5,150
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