Sen. Jack Reed (left), Rhode Island Democrat, and Sen. Tom Harkin (center), Iowa Democrat, meet on Capitol Hill on Wednesday with college interns as they call for action on averting a July 1 doubling of interest rates on federal college loans for students. More than 30 million Americans are repaying student loans. (Associated Press)

Sen. Jack Reed (left), Rhode Island Democrat, and Sen. Tom Harkin (center), Iowa Democrat, meet on Capitol Hill on Wednesday with college interns as they call for action on averting a July 1 doubling of interest rates on federal college loans for students. More than 30 million Americans are repaying student loans. (Associated Press)