More Democrats are calling for President Joe Biden to take sweeping action and cancel a large portion of student loan debt as he continues to issue a series of executive orders on a range of issues.
Although Biden continues to take more executive actions than any of his predecessors in his first weeks in office, he has yet to address student loan debt — an issue central to the platforms of many of his former presidential challengers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has continued to press Biden to provide student debt relief.
“@POTUS should cancel $50,000 of student loan debt,” she said Sunday evening, echoing the calls of other progressives pressing Biden to take action:… (Read more)
RT if you agree:@POTUS should cancel $50,000 of student loan debt.— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) March 8, 2021
Very wealthy people already have a student loan forgiveness program. It’s called their parents.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 17, 2021
The idea that millionaires and billionaires are willingly letting their kids drown in federal student loans & that’s why we can’t go big on forgiveness is about as silly as it sounds.
From the Biden town hall on CNN last night, this questioner asked about canceling $50,000 worth of student debt:— The Recount (@therecount) February 17, 2021
“What will you do to make that happen?”
“I will not make that happen.” pic.twitter.com/Y7auUT2YQZ