Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the introduction of Senate companion legislation to her bill, H.R. 2482 – the Perkins Loan Extension Act, to reauthorize the federal Perkins Loan program for two years. Currently, this program is set to expire on September 30th.

“I thank Senators Portman, Baldwin, Collins and Casey for their leadership on this important issue,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Perkins Loans are used by over a half a million students nationwide, and it’s critical that we extend this important program for low and middle income students. In my district alone, this program is used by students at Clarkson, Paul Smith’s College, and SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and SUNY Plattsburgh. My bill in the House has over 180 bipartisan cosponsors now, and I will continue to advocate that it be brought to the floor for a vote as soon as possible.”