Article Photos: GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill 3/8

  Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, confer on the way to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to discuss the Democratic proposal to keep federally subsidized loan interest rates from doubling for millions of college students. They are followed by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)