Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, speaks with reporters just before the final vote on whether to reverse the recent hike in rates for government student lo

 

              Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, speaks with reporters just before the final vote on whether to reverse the recent hike in rates for government student lo
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chair of the Senate Republican Caucus, speaks with reporters just before the final vote on whether to reverse the recent hike in rates for government student loans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Interest rates doubled to 6.8 percent July 1, 2013, because Congress didn't avert a rate hike built into the law. Last week, a bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement on rates for the government student loans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)