DAGA Co-Chairs Criticize SCOTUS Decision on President Biden’s Student Loan Plan

June 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement today after the Supreme Court’s decision in Biden v. Nebraska. Democratic Attorneys General from 22 states filed an amicus brief in this case.

Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs Delaware AG Kathy Jennings and Nevada AG Aaron Ford:

“Today’s decision will inflict continued and significant economic pain on millions of borrowers nationwide. The COVID-19 pandemic created seismic economic effects that are still being felt across the country and resulted in a nearly three-years long pause in student loan payments and interest accrual. More than 40 million borrowers are eligible for the Biden-Harris’s Student Loan Relief plan, and the overwhelming majority of those eligible borrowers make less than $75,0000 annually. The Court has dealt a significant, and misguided, blow to America’s working and middle class with this ruling. We encourage borrowers to sign up for updates about any future relief from the Biden-Harris Administration.

“We believe strongly that The HEROES Act, which was first passed after September 11th, 2001, gave the Secretary of Education the authority in the event of a national emergency to waive any statutory or regulatory provisions related to student loan debt — and Secretary Cardona, under President Biden and Vice President Harris’s leadership — acted within his authority. We will not stop fighting for student loan borrowers, many of whom have substantial debts drawn from dangerous, exploitative lenders.”



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