The president called on Congress to act before July 1 to keep interest rates low for current and former students.
Obama added that while he intends to try to craft compromises with Republicans, a Democratic majority is a clear way to end partisan gridlock.
Comey, a Republican, will be taking the reins at the bureau from Robert Mueller.
Click inside to hear Fox News Channel White House Correspondent Ed Henry tussle with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney over whether Attorney General Eric Holder may have lied to Congress.
The ad includes a famous clip of Nixon being interviewed by British journalist David Frost.
Krueger, who has held the position since late 2011, will be returning to Princeton.
The president will discuss the issue during an upcoming meeting with new Chinese President Xi Jinping.
While President Obama initially raised the facility’s closure during the 2008 campaign, the issue has been brought to the forefront again following a high-profile national security speech from Obama last week.
McCain reportedly heard pleas for no-fly zones, airstrikes and additional weapons.