FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2011 file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. speaks at a news conference in Barre, Vt. Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the Republi

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2011 file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. speaks at a news conference in Barre, Vt.  Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the Republi
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2011 file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. speaks at a news conference in Barre, Vt. Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the Republican-led House approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)