Biden student debt forgiveness plan on temporary hold after appeals court ruling

More than 40 million could benefit from plan, which is paused until early next week

By: and - October 21, 2022 5:36 pm
Student loan borrowers stage a rally Aug. 25, 2022, in front of the White House to celebrate President Biden canceling student debt and to begin the fight to cancel any remaining debt. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We the 45m)

Student loan borrowers stage a rally Aug. 25, 2022, in front of the White House to celebrate President Biden canceling student debt and to begin the fight to cancel any remaining debt. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We the 45m)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.

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Clark Kauffman
Clark Kauffman

Iowa Capital Dispatch Deputy Editor Clark Kauffman has worked during the past 30 years as both an investigative reporter and editorial writer at two of Iowa’s largest newspapers, the Des Moines Register and the Quad-City Times. He has won numerous state and national awards for reporting and editorial writing. His 2004 series on prosecutorial misconduct in Iowa was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. From October 2018 through November 2019, Kauffman was an assistant ombudsman for the Iowa Office of Ombudsman, an agency that investigates citizens’ complaints of wrongdoing within state and local government agencies.

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