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9:01 am
Tue July 23, 2013

US Sens. Warren, Markey Balk At Student Loan Deal

Massachusetts U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey are faulting a compromise deal on student loans, saying it doesn't go far enough to protect students.

While the deal could lower rates for students over the next few years, it could spell higher rates as the economy improves.

Warren said that while she's in favor of a compromise, the deal that's currently on the table doesn't do enough to reduce what she said are the profits the government is making off the backs of students.

Markey echoed those comments, which came after a tour of an incubator for new high-tech startup companies in Boston on Monday.

The Massachusetts Democratic senators are also questioning the wisdom of so-called "stand your ground" laws following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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