Supreme Court weighs arguments in student loan lawsuit led by Missouri politicians
By Isabella Roberts
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The U.S. Supreme Court is mulling over a decision after hearing oral arguments for several lawsuits against President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, including one led by Missouri’s Attorney General.
More than 26 million people applied for this program when it was launched in October of last year before the department of education closed the application because of legal challenges.
Since then, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) has been very outspoken against the program.
“Joe Biden does not have any legal authority to take money from working people and to give it to wealthy people, which is what his student debt thing is," Hawley said. "The people who benefit from this the most are upper-income earners.”
Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Missouri) filed the lawsuit while he served as attorney general. On the impact of the program on working families, he said, “Biden’s spending spree has crushed hard-working Americans.”
Biden expressed concern after these arguments were heard in the Supreme Court, fearing that they might overrule his program.
The hearing has many people who applied to the program waiting anxiously to see if they are able to get up to 20,000 dollars of their loans canceled. They may have to wait as the public will most likely see the ruling for this case in June of this year.