Student Loan Forgiveness Program Is Unconstitutional, Say Senators

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Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and 41 Senate colleagues have filed an amicus brief challenging the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness program.

This brief has raised concerns over how this policy could be a direct overreach of executive power, infringing on legislative authority and circumventing Congress. Dr. Cassidy’s main point was that President Biden’s student loan policies do not truly forgive student debt, but rather transfer it to hardworking citizens who chose not to attend college or who had worked diligently enough to pay off their loans on their own.

“President Biden’s student loan schemes do not ‘forgive’ student debt, but transfers it onto Americans who chose not to go to college or worked hard to pay off their loans,” said Dr. Cassidy. “These policies are a clear overreach of President Biden’s authority and unconstitutional.

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