AOC, Omar versterk die druk op Biden om 'n memorandum oor studielenings vry te stel, skuld kanselleer

Omar het die brief aan beide Biden en die minister van onderwys, Miguel Cardona, gelei en 'n beroep op die administrasie gedoen om die memorandum vry te stel wat Cardona die president gestuur het oor die kansellasie van studenteskuld teen Oktober. 22.

President Biden can cancel student debt with the flick of a pen,” Omar getwiet op Vrydag. “Vandag, we are calling on the Administration to release the memo on student debt cancellation and [cancel student debt].”

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Pointing to White House chief of staff Ron Klain saying in April that the memo would be released in a matter of “weke,” the lawmakers said oversix monthshave passed and that it was timeto release the memo and cancel student debt.

Federal student debt can be canceled with the ‘flick of your pen,’” the lawmakers claimed in their letter. “This authority is already being put to use, as it is currently being used to cancel the interest owned on all federally-held student loans.

Now it is the time for you to honor your campaign pledge and use this authority to cancel all student debt,” het hulle geskryf.

The progressive group also asserted that the existence of student debt at allis a policy failure.

Even during times of economic normalcy, student debt is a policy failure,” het hulle geskryf. “Turning student debt payments back on in the middle of a pandemic is an act of policy failure.

Cancelling student debt is both the morally right and economically sound thing to do,” they concluded the letter.

Huisspreker Nancy Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., said earlier this year that the president does not have the power to unilaterally cancel student debt through an executive order, and that doing so would require an act of Congress.

Biden and his predecessor both used the Higher Education Act of 1965 to pause federal student loan payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but whether the president could broadly cancel debt remains unclear.

Neither the White House or Department of Education immediately provided comment to Fox News on the letter.

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