Republican Senators Bill Cassidy, John Cornyn, and Joni Ernst have introduced a resolution using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt for federal borrowers earning less than $125,000 annually.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that Biden’s debt relief plan falls under the CRA, requiring the Education Department’s waivers and modifications to be submitted to Congress.
The CRA allows Congress to overturn rules set by government agencies. The GAO confirmed Biden’s student debt relief plan is subject to the CRA. Senator Cassidy criticized the plan for shifting the debt burden instead of truly forgiving it.
The resolution seeks fairness for individuals with different types of debt. The Education Department disagrees with the GAO’s decision, citing the plan’s one-time nature.
As a Republican, it’s heartening to see our Senators standing up for fairness and accountability in the face of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
The resolution highlights the importance of considering all hardworking Americans, not just a select group when it comes to debt relief.