Missouri Judge Hears Arguments from Six States on Whether to Block Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan

A Federal judge in Missouri listened to arguments from attorneys for six GOP-led states and the Department of Justice lawyers on Wednesday over whether to block the one-time forgiveness of up to $20,000 in student loans.

The Department of Education cites the HEROS Act grants power to the Department of Education to alleviate hardship for student loan holders during a national emergency.

The attorneys for Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Carolina argue the Biden administration is overstepping.

The judge did not make a ruling on whether to grant a temporary restraining order and did not indicate when he would make a decision.