On Thursday, a federal judge in Texas struck down President Biden’s student debt relief program.
Trump-appointed District Judge Mark Pittman referred to the program as an “unconstitutional exercise of Congress’s legislative power.”
Biden’s plan would have forgiven up to $20,000 in student debt for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for individual borrowers who earn less than $125,000 per year. Some estimates say that the plan would have cost upwards of $400 billion.
Judge Pittman declared the program illegal after the Job Creators Network Foundation filed a lawsuit last month arguing that the Biden administration violated federal procedures.
The president of the foundation, Elaine Parker, praised the ruling in a statement, saying: “The court has correctly ruled in favor of our motion and deemed the Biden student loan program illegal.”
The Biden administration plans to appeal the ruling.
“We strongly disagree with the District Court’s ruling on our student debt relief program,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
“For the 26 million borrowers who have already given the Department of Education the necessary information to be considered for debt relief — 16 million of whom have already been approved for relief — the Department will hold onto their information so it can quickly process their relief once we prevail in court.”
She added, “The President and this Administration are determined to help working and middle-class Americans get back on their feet, while our opponents – backed by extreme Republican special interests — sued to block millions of Americans from getting much-needed relief.”
- Christianity Today
- Constitution 101
- Creation Corner
- Entertainment Today
- First Amendment
- Foundation of our Nation
- Guest Columns
- Human Interest
- Ignite the Pulpit
- Let's Talk
- Money matters
- Racial Issues
- Tea Party
- Trump elevator pitch
- World news
Let's Talk5 days ago
Leftist outrage at Twitter
Executive4 days ago
The Twitter Files
Guest Columns5 days ago
Facebook Wants You To Believe That Bill Gates Has The Support Of 42 Million Followers – Yet, There Is One Thing That They Forget To Tell You…
Media4 days ago
CNN CEO Chris Licht announces mass layoffs as a result of budget cuts
Legislative3 days ago
Senate narrowly passes same-sex and interracial marriage bill
Money matters3 days ago
Florida has reportedly spent close to $3.5 million on migrant flights
Accountability3 days ago
Elderly German woman allegedly turned off hospital roommate’s oxygen machine because it ‘disturbed’ her
Accountability1 day ago
Elderly Alabama woman arrested for not paying $77 trash bill