Republicans should use their House majority to put a permanent end to President Joe Biden’s “illegal” student loan forgiveness plan, a fellow from the Job Creators Network Foundation told the Daily Caller.
U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman blocked Biden’s student loan program Thursday after the Job Creators Network Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of two individuals who did not qualify for the bailout. Pittman argued that the program is unconstitutional, as the executive branch did not have clear congressional authorization to “create a $400 billion student loan forgiveness program.”
The administration has faced several lawsuits before. Following the latest lawsuit, the Department of Education stopped accepting “relief” applications.
“The court has correctly ruled in favor of our motion and deemed the Biden student loan program illegal. The judge criticized the Biden Administration program, calling it ‘one of the largest exercises of legislative power without congressional authority in the history of the United States,'” the Job Creators Network Foundation said in a statement following the court’s decision.
“We are happy about yesterday’s decision to stop Biden’s student loan bailout. And while we expect that the president will appeal this decision, we are confident that we will win in the end and protect American taxpayers and stand by our plaintiffs.” Daniel Di Martino, a fellow at the Job Creators Network Foundation, told the Daily Caller. “We are even more confident after the midterm elections that come January the new House of Representatives will also sue the administration and join the existing lawsuits, solving any potential standing issue that looms over these cases.”
The Department of Justice has submitted an appeal of the ruling, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a press release Friday, adding that they are “disappointed.”
“What we need to stop Biden completely is to have a Congress that is willing to stand up to this administration and pass laws that constrain it from taking actions like this bailout that will only increase inflation,” Di Martino continued.
“We need to fix higher education, but bailouts aren’t the solution, the solution is within the universities that are unfairly charging tens of thousands of dollars to students many of whom never even complete their degrees,” he added.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans told the Daily Caller that they are getting ready to investigate a number of topics if Republicans get the majority in the House, including the Department of Education. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: McCarthy, GOP Poised To Pounce In ’23. Here’s Their ‘Number One Promise’)
Biden was questioned at a press briefing Wednesday on what his message is to Republicans who are promising to investigate his administration.
“I think the American public want us to move on and get things done for them,” Biden said.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to the court’s order by saying the lawsuit is “backed by extreme Republican special interests.”
We strongly disagree with the District Court’s ruling on our student debt relief program and the Department of Justice has filed an appeal.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) November 11, 2022
“The President and this Administration are determined to help working and middle-class Americans get back on their feet, while our opponents – backed by extreme Republican special interests – sued to block millions of Americans from getting much-needed relief,” Jean-Pierre said.