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Foxx Challenges Biden’s Authority, Ability to Enact Blanket Student Loan Forgiveness

Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona questioning the administration’s authority and ability to enact blanket student loan forgiveness.
In the letter, Republican Leader Foxx writes: “In a Politico article published Thursday, June 3, 2022, you said the Department was ‘ready to roll’ on student loan forgiveness. I continue to believe neither you nor the President have the authority to grant blanket forgiveness in any amount. In addition, I have serious doubts the Department is in fact ‘ready to roll’ as historically the Department has been unprepared to execute new plans announced, such as with Operation Fresh Start and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver.”
The letter continues: “While you indicated that the Department is prepared to act on an unconstitutional decision to forgive student loans, I remind you that acting is not just releasing a press statement: action is a comprehensive, smooth operation that follows careful planning and thoughtful consideration about all aspects of an initiative, from communications to implementation. I am gravely concerned the Department will further harm borrowers and taxpayers if it acts on student loan forgiveness, in part because of its inability to follow through on its grandiose proposals.”
Read the full letter here


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