Politics This Week: Immigration, Student Loan Rates

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The U.S. Capitol building. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
The U.S. Capitol building. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Congress is back from it's Fourth of July recess. With only 15 laws passed so far this year, lawmakers will again take up immigration reform and the farm bill.

Senate Democrats are expected to hold a vote this week on a plan to extend the fixed 3.4 percent student loan rate for another year. The rate rose to 6.8 percent on July 1.

NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving joins us for a preview of what to expect this week in politics.


This segment aired on July 8, 2013.


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