July 24th, 2013
09:38 AM ET

Jay Carney: "Optimistic" Student Loan Deal Reached; Immigration Reform Will Happen

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning about President Obama’s upcoming economic speech, student loans, housing, immigration and the administration’s record to date.

“We are very optimistic that there has been a deal reached in the Senate to resolve the situation regarding the loan rates for students across the country,” says Carney. “And we believe that will come together. And we’ve been pushing for it. The President insists on it so that students and their families across the country won’t see their loan rates double. So that represents progress.”

The plan is to also ensure these rates stay low in the future.

“The compromise that is coming together in the Senate does ensure that rates remain low because that’s what the President insists on and what leaders in both parties have said they want to see happen,” says Carney. (Watch Above Video)

On immigration, Carney adds, “Enough pressure will be brought to bear on House Republicans that they will act, and we will see comprehensive immigration reform arrive on the President’s desk so that he can sign it.” Watch:

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