A federal judge in St. Louis is considering arguments in Missouri vs. Biden – whether President Joe Biden’s administration went too far in canceling student loan debt without the approval of Congress.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey is suing the Biden Administration because he argues Biden is sidestepping the Constitution by “saddling working Missourians with a half trillion dollars in college debt.” Bailey cited a 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Biden administration attempt to forgive student loan debt.

“Just last year, the Supreme Court struck down an attempt by the President to force teachers, truckers, and farmers to pay for the student loan debt of other Americans—to the enormous tune of $430 billion,” said Bailey. Biden v. Nebraska, 143 S. Ct. 2355, 2362 (2023). In striking down that attempt, the Court declared that the President cannot “unilaterally alter large sections of the American economy.” Id. at 2375.”

Biden said his administration has “taken the most significant action to provide student debt relief ever in the history of this country—and he’s ready to keep it going.”

Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Dakota, Ohio, and Oklahoma have joined Missouri’s lawsuit against Biden.

The Biden rule Missouri is working to block is scheduled to begin on July 1st.

The federal judge of the Eastern District of Missouri could rule at any time.

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