Mass. lawmakers urge Biden to continue fight for student loan forgiveness after Supreme Court ruling

Massachusetts lawmakers delivered quick condemnations of the Supreme Court ruling blocking President Biden's student debt forgiveness plan.

In a 6-3 decision split along ideological lines, the court ruled the Biden administration overstepped its authority with the plan, The Associated Press reports.

Shortly after the court handed down the ruling, Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted a statement on the decision saying that Biden must continue to push for student loan forgiveness.

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley delivered a similar message on Twitter, calling on Biden along with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to cancel student debt.

“The people demand and deserve this long overdue economic relief and a promise is a promise,” wrote Pressley. “I won’t let up.”

On the state level, Gov. Maura Healey released a statement expressing disappointment with the ruling, but said her administration will keep working towards higher education affordability in the commonwealth.

"We will continue our efforts to make higher education and job training more affordable and accessible in Massachusetts and support federal efforts to provide relief to borrowers who are being crushed by the student debt crisis,” said Healey.

The White House had previously estimated that one in nine Massachusetts residents would have been eligible for student loan debt relief under Biden's plan.


Katie Cole Associate Producer, Digital
Katie Cole is an associate producer for digital.



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