GOP lawmakers urge Cardona against executive student loan wipeout

The Hill

September 8, 2021
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Four House Republicans are pressuring Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to rule out a potential mass forgiveness of federal student loan debt without congressional approval.
In a Wednesday letter to Cardona, GOP Reps. Ted Budd (N.C.), Warren Davidson (Ohio), Scott Petty (Pa.) and Barry Loudermilk (Ga.), asked the education secretary for a “commitment that you will not seek to usurp the will of the people and the authority Congress has delegated in cancelling student debt beyond what the law clearly allows.”
“Mass cancellation of student loan debt would not only be a clear violation of the separation of powers but would also be an affront to the millions of borrowers who responsibly repaid their loan balances,” they wrote.