Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Went to Twitter to continue the print campaign President Biden To waive student loans of up to US $ 50,000 by executive order.
“I want to hear from you,” she wrote on Twitter. “How would it help you and your family to cancel $ 50,000 in student loan debt?”
Some of the responses on Twitter to Jayapal’s tweet asked what could be done for those who had already paid off their loans. “Could I get the $ 50,000 I’ve already paid back into my bank account?” one user wrote.
“Please consider what you can give to the workers who didn’t go to college to avoid this and feel like they are paying the bill for nothing,” wrote another user.
Majority leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and MP Ayanna Pressley two weeks ago urged the president to use executive powers to cancel debts. In a resolution, they called on Biden to use “existing legal powers” under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to tax borrowers.
Biden stated on Tuesday that he is writing off $ 50,000 in student debt is not something he believes “can be done with action by the President,” but said he was willing to cut $ 10,000 for college students.
Biden’s comment followed earlier White House statements that it was investigating the power of the President to act unilaterally on this matter, The Hill reported.
He later told CNN during a town hall that he “wasn’t going to let that happen”.
More than 42 million Americans now hold federal student loans totaling $ 1.5 trillion, according to the Department of Education.
Senator Bill Cassidy, R-La., Wrote a comment on FoxNews.com Tuesday saying that Republicans “need to have a better response to demands for debt relief”.
One of his arguments is that Congress and the government “should better educate borrowers about the ways to make affordable payments while simplifying the options to remove confusion”.
Fox News’s Brooke Singman contributed to this report.