Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Take Major Turn

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( – Last September, President Biden claimed that the pandemic was over. This would mean that the Biden administration was preparing to roll back a number of measures that had been introduced as part of the emergency measures the country followed during the pandemic.

However, there is one emergency response that executive officials would like to keep in place indefinitely. President Biden has proposed a student loan relief program that would cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in federal student loan debt.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to be hearing oral arguments in a case that could potentially completely block or give the go-ahead to Biden’s student loan relief program.

A coalition of six GOP-led states — Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and South Carolina — are trying to block the student loan relief program, claiming that it is an executive branch overreach that does not have the required congressional approval. Their case is supported by 17 other states as well as over 170 Republican congress members and a number of conservative advocacy groups.

However, the Biden administration has the backing of 21 Democrat-led states as well as the District of Columbia. They have further claimed that the end of the emergency declarations does not stop the student loan plan from being extended. They have further argued that the relief provided would assist millions of people who suffered during the recent pandemic and those who would continue to suffer financially.

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