Student loan interest rates en Democrats bank on student debt <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a breakfast meeting in Washington on Tuesday, Congressman Steve Israel was eating eggs and fielding questions from reporters about fundraising statistics and battleground districts.</span></p><p>But halfway into the meeting, he put down his fork and talked about student debt.</p><p>"Forgive me for this, but this is what you guys are missing," Israel said, "This issue is so potent it surprised me."</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:32:18 +0000 Charles Lane 21573 at Democrats bank on student debt Blumenthal says student loan bill isn't fair to students <p>US Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut says he opposes a bill emerging in Congress that would tie federal student loan interest rates to the rates on ten year treasury notes. Blumenthal says the bill is not fair to students.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:18:55 +0000 Matt Laslo 2088 at