Los Angeles Times

Can Biden really cancel student debt? Here’s where debate stands

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has asked the Department of Education to study whether he can unilaterally forgive federally held student loan debt, raising hopes for roughly 45 million Americans who collectively owe $1.7 trillion.

But whether relief will come is still unclear.

Last year, both the Trump administration and Congress temporarily halted collection from certain student loan borrowers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden instructed the Education Department to extend that relief.

It has prompted renewed calls from some progressives to have the federal government forgive student loan debt. Backed by Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., they want

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min gelesen
At Least 23 Dead, Scores Injured After Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses Onto Road
MEXICO CITY — At least 23 people were killed and 65 injured Monday when an overpass collapsed on an elevated Mexico City Metro line, plunging a passenger train toward the avenue below and sending debris crashing onto the busy roadway. The incident oc
Los Angeles Times4 min gelesenBiology
Scientists See Path For The Coronavirus To Invade The Brain
Scientists experimenting in the lab have found that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is capable of infecting two types of brain cells — neurons and astrocytes. The findings could shed light on a possible reason for the bewildering array of neurol
Los Angeles Times3 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Pet Telemedicine Took Hold In The Pandemic. A Lawsuit Wants To Make It Permanent
SAN FRANCISCO — A group of veterinarians and pet owners in California is asking the state to permit more telemedicine for animals even after the pandemic ends. In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty