Ilhan Omar, AOC, other progressive lawmakers press Biden to release student loan forgiveness memo

Progressive Democrats are urging the Department of Education to release a memo about the president’s authority to enact a widespread federal student loan discharge.  (iStock) A group of progressive lawmakers, including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D‑Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‑N.Y.), are pushing the Biden administration to release a memo from the Department of Education outlining the president’s legal authority to cancel student loan debt.  The Biden administration in April said it asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for the memo. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain at the time said it would be released in a matter of weeks, but six months have passed since then, according to the letter progressive lawmakers sent late last week.Now, they’re urging for its release by Oct. 22 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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