POTUS's schedule for Thursday, June 21
June 21st, 2012
08:37 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Thursday, June 21

It's going to be a scorcher in D.C. today and the White House grounds staff started watering the lawn early this morning. Today, President Obama and his administration (mainly Press Secretary Jay Carney) are surely to be grilled on yesterday's claiming of executive privilege and the vote on the Hill to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. But the president will be focusing on student loans and trying to prevent interest rates from doubling at the end of the month if Congress doesn't act. He was in Las Vegas earlier this month, touting his plan to students at UNLV where he argued that it will cost students up to $1000 extra if Congress doesn't pass legislation to prevent the doubling. “I just said to Congress, get this done. Get it done. Get it done. This is not complicated. Last month, Democrats in the Senate put forward a plan that would have kept these low rates in place, wouldn't have added a dime to the deficit. The Senate Republicans got together, they blocked it. They said, no. House Republicans voted to keep your rates down only if we agreed to cut things like preventive health care for women. So that's not a smart thing to do,” Mr. Obama said two weeks ago. So we expect him to say more of the same thing today when he holds an event in the East Room to continue to put the pressure on Congress.

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