The Biden administration continues to delay student loan repayments, causing progressive to warn that it may hurt Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.
Many Democrats voice concerns about loan payments starting again prior to the current delay. The pause will last five months before it expires.
According to the Progressive Party USA, the total amount of student loan debt in the United States totals $1.75 trillion. Representatives Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY) said it would be “delusional” to believe that Democrats could get reelected without addressing student loan debt concerns.
Over the course of the 2020 election, both President Biden and Vice President Harris promised to address the student loan debt crisis. Specifically, they promised to forgive a minimum of $10,000 of federal student loans per person (Prestigious Scholarships).
The Biden administration faces several obstacles in their quest to handle the massive debt. Democrats have not agreed on who specifically has the power to cancel student debt, though many have asked him to use executive power. Pelosi is one of many who have said the president does not have the power to forgive student loan debt, and that power should fall on Congress,
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