Student loan interest battle flying under radar before July 1 deadline

There’s a little-covered battle over student loan interest rates playing out in the final weeks leading up to a July 1 deadline. That’s when a prior Congressional agreement on rates expires leaving rates to double adding to the ever increases student loan debt load.

Republicans want a new agreement that leaves rates more amenable to free market rates while Democrats are insisting on something more static.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Dylan Matthews, a reporter for The Washington Post where he focuses on taxes, budgets and other elements of U.S. economic and fiscal policy and currently contributes to the Post’s Wonkblog, to discuss the story.

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