December 11, 2023
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  • Chairman Jodey Arrington Reacts to House Voting to Overturn Biden’s Latest Student Loan Bailout Scheme

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) released the following statement commending the House’s 210-189 passage of H.J.Res.88, a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the Biden administration’s newest student loan cancellation scheme, which experts say will cost taxpayers as much as $475 billion:

    “I applaud the House’s vote last week to short circuit President Biden’s latest attempt at a massive student loan bailout. Make no mistake: Biden is not “cancelling” student debt; he’s supercharging America’s entitlement culture and shifting the financial burden of loans away from upper income students onto middle- and working-class families. Biden’s student loan bailouts are regressive, inflationary, and totally unfair.” 

    • In late June, the Supreme Court found President Biden’s initial $330 billion student loan “forgiveness” scheme to be unconstitutional. 

    • Hours after the decision was announced, the Biden Administration unveiled their next attempt to pin student loan debt on the American taxpayer: the so-called “Savings on a Valuable Education (SAVE)” plan.

    • Biden’s so-called SAVE plan hijacks the originally targeted program to one in which 91 percent of new student debt would be eligible for reduced payments and eventual transfer to taxpayers.

    • According to the Penn Wharton Budget Model, the plan stands to cost everyday Americans up to $475 billion over the next decade.