Senate Democrats

Senate Roll Call Vote #00503

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 2959: Motion to Table Kennedy S.Amdt.2959; To strike those portions of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources reconciliation title that impose higher student loan costs on students and families, by striking the 85 percent fee imposed on colleges and universities based on their student loan volume, restoring Federal interest payments on subsidized student loans during the 6-month grace period in which graduates look for jobs, eliminating interest rate increases on parent (PLUS) loans, and eliminating the 20 percent cap on direct lending, and to provide an offset by striking the provisions that dilute the alternative minimum tax.
Result: Agreed to (51-48, 1/2 threshold)
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