More Susan Ferrechio Articles

  • Obama proposed big reforms to rein in loan costs in 2015 budget

    President Obama's expansion of the federal student loan forgiveness program used executive authority to force through an idea already included in his 2015 budget proposal. But the move so far excludes major reforms to the federal loan program that the administration had proposed in their...

  • The surprising winners of Obama's student-loan program

    Students who took out big loans for graduate school and those with higher incomes stand the most to gain financially under President Obama's expansion of the federal government's loan forgiveness program. Lawyer, doctors and other highly trained professionals who utilized federal loans...

  • Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader July 31

    An emotional Eric Cantor announced to GOP lawmakers Wednesday that he would relinquish his post as House Majority Leader on July 31.

  • Paul Ryan won't run for leadership post in wake of Eric Cantor's ouster

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said he isn't interested in running for a Republican leadership position now that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced he will step down next month. Ryan, a former GOP vice presidential nominee, is among the top names that have circulated to...

  • Eric Cantor to step down as House majority leader: GOP lawmaker

    Rep. Eric Cantor will step down as the House majority leader at the end of July, according to a Republican lawmaker familiar with his plans. The Virginia Republican unexpectedly lost his primary bid on Tuesday to challenger Dave Brat. For more on this story, check WashingtonExaminer.com...

  • House Republicans haven't had a leadership shake-up like this in a decade

    It’s been nearly a decade since a House majority leader stepped down, but it could happen this afternoon. That's when House Republicans will huddle in an emergency meeting in the Capitol basement to determine the fate of their majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who lost his GOP primary in...

  • Dave Brat told voters to 'Google' Eric Cantor's support for immigration reform

    Dave Brat, the college professor who won a surprise upset in Virginia's 7th District GOP primary, said Wednesday he won in part by convincing voters that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor backs pro-amnesty elements of immigration reform, despite proclaiming otherwise. Cantor sent campaign...

  • How the Dream Act may have led to Eric Cantor's loss

    The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is likely to significantly chill efforts to pass an immigration reform bill this year.

  • House conservative: Move by John Boehner allies to crush opposition 'boneheaded'

    Some House conservatives believe Speaker John Boehner won't seek the gavel in 2015 and one called his alleged move to crush a GOP uprising against him “boneheaded.” Five lawmakers participating in monthly conservative roundtable were asked whether they believed the Ohio Republican would...

  • Senate Republicans poised to block Democratic student loan bill

    A Democratic plan to lower student loan interest rates and pay for it with a tax increase will go nowhere in the Senate, Republicans said Monday. The Senate this week is expected to vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and endorsed Monday by President Barack Obama,...



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