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Letter to Speaker Pelosi re: Offloading Student Loan Debt to Taxpayers

On Wednesday, Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5) co-signed a congressional letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concerning President Biden's recent efforts to offload up to $10,000 from each student loan to taxpayers.

"Noticeably absent from the President’s plan is any plausible legal authority to implement such a policy," wrote the lawmakers. "The legislative and executive branches each possess defined powers under the Constitution. No provision of the Constitution nor any act of Congress, including the Higher Education Act, grants President Biden or the Secretary of Education the authority that they falsely claim to wield through this unilateral action. Thankfully, you have previously expressed your agreement with us on this point. In July 2021, you made the following statement:

'People think that the President of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness. He does not. He can postpone, he can delay, but he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress.'

"Although we may disagree on many things, your statement in July 2021 was correct. President Biden’s student loan giveaway is unconstitutional and illegal. Given your previously stated position and your leadership role as Speaker of the House, it is imperative that you act immediately in defense of our Constitution and the powers of the legislative branch."

Click here to view a copy of the letter.