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07/10/2013 02:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here's How To Get In Touch With The Senators Who Voted Against Lowering Student Loan Rates

The Senate rejected a move to restore lower interest rates on some new federal student loans on Tuesday. Forty-nine senators voted against the bill.

On July 1, following congressional inaction, the rates on some new loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. This was the first effort to reverse that spike, which is expected to hit about 7 million students returning to college in the fall with an extra $1,000 over the life of the loan. If no further action is taken to reverse the increase, the typical incoming freshman could pay about $4,000 more in interest to pay off four years' worth of subsidized Stafford loans.

Below, the Twitter and Facebook contact information of every senator who voted "nay" on the measure to lower student loan rates. (Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also voted "nay," but did so for procedural reasons, so that he could enter a motion to reconsider the vote at a later point):

Senator Party State Vote
Lisa Murkowski R AK Nay
Jeff Sessions R AL Nay
Richard C. Shelby R AL Nay
John Boozman R AR Nay
Jeff Flake R AZ Nay
John McCain R AZ Nay
Marco Rubio R FL Nay
Saxby Chambliss R GA Nay
Johnny Isakson R GA Nay
Chuck Grassley R IA Nay
James E. Risch R ID Nay
Mike Crapo R ID Nay
Mark Kirk R IL Nay
Daniel Coats R IN Nay
Jerry Moran R KS Nay
Pat Roberts R KS Nay
Mitch McConnell R KY Nay
Rand Paul R KY Nay
David Vitter R LA Nay
Angus S. King, Jr. I ME Nay
Susan M. Collins R ME Nay
Roy Blunt R MO Nay
Thad Cochran R MS Nay
Roger F. Wicker R MS Nay
Richard Burr R NC Nay
John Hoeven R ND Nay
Deb Fischer R NE Nay
Mike Johanns R NE Nay
Kelly Ayotte R NH Nay
Jeffrey Chiesa R NJ Nay
Dean Heller R NV Nay
Rob Portman R OH Nay
Tom Coburn R OK Nay
James M. Inhofe R OK Nay
Patrick J. Toomey R PA Nay
Tim Scott R SC Nay
Lindsey Graham R SC Nay
John Thune R SD Nay
Bob Corker R TN Nay
Lamar Alexander R TN Nay
John Cornyn R TX Nay
Ted Cruz R TX Nay
Mike Lee R UT Nay
Orrin G. Hatch R UT Nay
Ron Johnson R WI Nay
Joe Manchin, III D WV Nay
John Barrasso R WY Nay
Michael B. Enzi R WY Nay
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