Over 100 House Republicans signed their name to an amicus brief arguing against the student debt forgiveness program set forth by the Biden Administration.
The brief itself argues that the HEROES act doesn’t allow the Biden Administration to pass a student loan forgiveness plan without congress:
“The Biden administration’s student loan bailout is a political gambit engineered by special interest groups; abusing the HEROES Act for such a ploy is shameful. Moreover, this administration is bypassing Congress, which is elected by the American people to protect their interests,” said Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC). “Congress is the only body with the authority to enact sweeping and fundamental changes of this nature, and it is ludicrous for President Biden to assume he can simply bypass the will of the American people.”
The Biden Administration has filed its own brief in favor of the plan. The Supreme Court is set to begin hearing arguments on the subject later this month.
The student loan forgiveness plan as initially announced would forgive up to $10,000 in federal student loans for most eligible borrowers and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. The student loan forgiveness program was designed to fulfill a campaign promise made by Joe Biden but has been challenged in court by conservatives.
Read the brief here.