Watch: President Biden gives update on student loan forgiveness and extends payment pause

Conservative states are still challenging the Biden administration’s student loan program in court. Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona gave a comment on the litigation via press release.

“Callous efforts to block student debt relief in the courts have caused tremendous financial uncertainty for millions of borrowers who cannot set their family budgets or even plan for the holidays without a clear picture of their student debt obligations, and it’s just plain wrong,” said Cardona. “I want borrowers to know that the Biden-Harris Administration has their backs and we’re as committed as ever to fighting to deliver essential student debt relief to tens of millions of Americans. We’re extending the payment pause because it would be deeply unfair to ask borrowers to pay a debt that they wouldn’t have to pay, were it not for the baseless lawsuits brought by Republican officials and special interests.” 

President Biden also gave a video update on the situation via Twitter.

Read the full press release here. (


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