Supporters of relief for those with the loans are gearing up with suggestions for Biden* to implement if the Supreme Court rules against his action to forgive some debt….
Student loan advocates are planning their next moves as President Biden’s student debt relief plan hangs in the balance.
During the Supreme Court oral arguments for the proposal last week, the majority-conservative justices seemed skeptical of the administration’s case, fueling panic for some borrowers.
“A win at the Supreme Court will certainly sell the administration, and hopefully they’ll continue charging forward to provide folks with real relief,” Fabian said.
And the demands for activists don’t stop with just debt cancellation. Their calls also include extending the pandemic-era student loan pause until the end of Biden’s presidency, despite the president previously saying he wouldn’t extend it again.
Brewington says until Congress decides to tackle the root causes of high student debt such as the cost of college, Biden should be considering pausing payments for longer.
“I think we’ll sort of, until that changes, continue to push Biden on executive action, who in our ideal world would say, ‘I’m canceling student debt,’ you know, or ‘I’m keeping student loan payments paused for the rest of my administration,’ ” Brewington said.
Biden said student loan payments will resume 60 days after the Supreme Court makes its ruling on his debt relief plan or, at the latest, 60 days after June 30.
However, the president has previously said the student loan pause would not be extended past 2022 but then backtracked that cutoff.
At the end of the day, student loan advocates recognize the root problem for student loans is the cost of college.
Once there are student debt discharges, Brewington said it be the “right moment” to talk about “funding tuition-free college….
Joe Biden NEVER actually wanted to forgive student loan debt…
But did so after pressure from progressives and minority lawmakers….
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