Judge to decide challenge that seeks to halt President’s student loan forgiveness plan

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – The application for the President’s student loan forgiveness hasn’t even come out yet but already legal challenges are beginning to mount in an attempt to shut down the program.

On Wednesday, a federal judge heard a 6-state challenge filed in a Missouri federal court by the Attorneys General of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Carolina. They have asked the court for an immediate temporary restraining order to pause the program. So far, that judge has not issued a decision.

“President Biden’s action of canceling student loan debt is not only patently unfair, but it’s against the law. And that’s what’s important, is that we want to make sure that this president; we’re holding him accountable each and every time he overreaches his authority as president,” said Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General.

Rutledge believes the President’s action is against the Administrative Procedures Act. The AG’s in those 6 states also call the program unfair and claim it will do little to benefit the working class and the poor.

“Every American is hurt by this student loan cancellation plan of President Biden,” said Rutledge. “It now puts the debt of those adults who decided to go to college, who chose to take out these loans, it now puts that debt on the backs of hard working electricians, plumbers, teachers, nurses.”

The Biden administration believes they are on solid legal ground as they act on a law passed in 2003 known as the HEROES Act (Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act). The act was passed after the September 11, 2001 attacks to aid veterans impacted by 9/11 and people impacted by national emergencies.

US Secretary Miguel Cardona said “you know, it’s unfortunate. It really is unfortunate. It’s baseless… We feel confident in what we’re doing.

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Judge to decide challenge that seeks to halt President’s student loan forgiveness plan

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – The application for the President’s student loan forgiveness hasn’t even come out yet but already legal challenges are beginning to mount in an attempt to shut down the program.

On Wednesday, a federal judge heard a 6-state challenge filed in a Missouri federal court by the Attorneys General of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Carolina. They have asked the court for an immediate temporary restraining order to pause the program. So far, that judge has not issued a decision.

“President Biden’s action of canceling student loan debt is not only patently unfair, but it’s against the law. And that’s what’s important, is that we want to make sure that this president; we’re holding him accountable each and every time he overreaches his authority as president,” said Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General.

Rutledge believes the President’s action is against the Administrative Procedures Act. The AG’s in those 6 states also call the program unfair and claim it will do little to benefit the working class and the poor.

“Every American is hurt by this student loan cancellation plan of President Biden,” said Rutledge. “It now puts the debt of those adults who decided to go to college, who chose to take out these loans, it now puts that debt on the backs of hard working electricians, plumbers, teachers, nurses.”

The Biden administration believes they are on solid legal ground as they act on a law passed in 2003 known as the HEROES Act (Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act). The act was passed after the September 11, 2001 attacks to aid veterans impacted by 9/11 and people impacted by national emergencies.

US Secretary Miguel Cardona said “you know, it’s unfortunate. It really is unfortunate. It’s baseless… We feel confident in what we’re

Read the rest