Bank on Students Emergency Loan Act

June 5, 2017

Today, I joined Congressman Joe Courtney at the State Capitol to show my support to legislation he introduced to allow student loan borrowers to refinance their private and federal loans to today's low federal rate of 3.76%. I was also pleased to welcome Sandy A. Durosier of Wesleyan University and Higher Edge to the State Capitol.

The current budget proposal in Washington is slated to cut the Department of Education budget by $9 million and many of our state low income and middle class students will be affected by these proposed cuts. If we are to move CT forward, we must keep this issue on the forefront and I thank Congressman Courtney for his leadership on this issue.