Article Photos: GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill 1/8

  FILE - In this March 13, 2012, file photo Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., joins students at a Capitol Hill news conference to announce the collection of over 130,000 letters to Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July. The Senate planned a Tuesday May 8, 2012 roll call on a plan, which would extend today's 3.4 percent interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans for another year. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)