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Black Caucus Ups Pressure on Biden to Cancel Student Debt

  • Group to make case that forgiving debt an equality issue
  • With legislation unlikely, Democrats appeal for Biden to act
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Biden Eyes 'Some' Student-Loan Forgiveness, Not $50K

The Congressional Black Caucus is requesting a meeting with President Joe Biden to press the case that cancelling student-loan debt is a racial equality issue.

“This is a crisis created through policy decisions, and we have a responsibility to address it head-on,” Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty said in a statement Friday. “Canceling student loan debt is one of the most impactful ways to address ongoing economic and racial inequities plaguing our nation.”