House Republican leaders Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to scrap a planned speech on education Thursday in Las Vegas so he can concentrate on a student loan interest rate agreement
Obama and Republicans are at odds over how to pay for freeezing the rate, due to increase July 1.
"With all of the great economic challenges facing our country, there is no reason to manufacture political fights where there is no policy disagreement. That’s why we cannot understand why you, without having responded to our latest offer, would schedule a campaign-style event in Nevada tomorrow to discuss student loan rates," wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va..
"We urge you to consider cancelling tomorrow’s Las Vegas rally and instead work with us so that we can extend these rates before they expire and stay focused on additional measures to help create jobs," they wrote.