Gov. Reynolds Joins Legal Challenge of Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

(Radio Iowa) Governor Kim Reynolds has signed onto a lawsuit that seeks to stop President Biden’s plan to cancel up to 20-thousand dollars in student loan debt for many borrowers.

Reynolds is joining a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led states of Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and South Carolina. In a written statement, Reynolds said the president’s plan is an insult to working people and it punishes Americans who didn’t go to college or already paid their student loans. According to the Biden Administration, more than 400-thousand Iowans are eligible for student debt relief. Deidre DeJear, the Democrat running against Reynolds, says her opponent is fighting against the interests of hardworking Iowans by trying to get the courts to block Biden’s plan.

In late August, Biden announced a plan to forgive at least 10-thousand dollars in student loan debt for Americans making 125-thousand dollar or less annually. It would be doubled to 20-thousand dollars of debt relief for low income students who qualified for Pell Grants.