Month: September 2015

Student Debt, Student Threat

Student debt is a looming black cloud affecting many students in America. According to the U.S. Department of Education, student loan interest rates have gone down about one-third of a percent in the last year from 4.66% to 4.29%, which according to Blake Ellis with CNN Money Investigations, is still crippling forty million Americans.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett attended a student press conference at the Highland Campus Sept. 4, to speak about H.R. 1260, The American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2015, a bill which he is both the author and sponsor.

Local NARFE chapter hosts Doggett at recent meeting

Doggett addressed the concerns of NARFE members, including issues such as Medicare, Social Security, Government Pension Offset, Federal Employees Health Benefits, salaries, cost of living raises and the data breach. Open Season is the time for federal employees, retirees and survivors to make changes to their Federal Health Insurance.

Thank you, for the encouragement and support, especially throughout these recent weeks. The low turnout does signal how much work remains to ensure Democratic victories in the General Election in November.

There are no unimportant elections and no unimportant races. From the courthouse to the statehouse to the Congress, I will be working for Democratic victories.

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