|00:00:00||IN THE HOUSE,.|
|00:00:02||HAD R. 3826, A FEW MINUTES AGO WE GOT 146TH CO-SPONSOR TO.|
|00:00:07||THIS DATE, THOUGH, WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR ANY MEMBERS ON THE MAJORITY SIDE TO JOIN US IN THIS EFFORT.|
|00:00:22||AND AGAIN, 77 OF THEM VOTED IN 2007 TO SUPPORT THIS MEASURE, TO CUT THE INTEREST RATES.|
|00:00:25||IT'S TIME, IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO LISTEN TO WHARE THEIR PRESUMPIVE NOMINEE IS SAYING, IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO PREVENT REALLY THE DAMAGE THAT THIS WOULD DO TO MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND NO ONE KNOWS THAT ISSUE BETTER THAN A MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION AND WORK FORCE COMMITTEE WHO HAS AGAIN DONE GREAT WORKS IN TERMS OF EDUCATION ISSUES AND HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABILITY.|
|00:00:41||CONGRESSMAN DAVIS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING.|
|00:00:44||MR. DAVIS: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, REPRESENTATIVE COURTNEY.|
|00:00:46||I WANT TO NOT ONLY THANK YOU, BUT I WANT TO COMMEND YOU FOR THE TREMENDOUS LEADERSHIP|
Mr. COURTNEY. Thank you, Congresswoman Jackson Lee.
Again, just to follow up on one quick point, which is that there is legislation that is now pending in the House, H.R. 3826. A few minutes ago, we got our 146th cosponsor. To this date, though, we are still waiting for any Members on the majority side to join us in this effort. Again, 77 of them voted in 2007 to support this measure to cut the interest rates. It's time. It's time for them to listen to what their presumptive nominee is saying. It's time to join the Members on this side of the aisle and prevent the damage that this would do to middle class families.
And no one knows that issue better than a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, who has, again, done great work in terms of education issues and higher education affordability. Congressman Davis, thank you for joining us here this evening.