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Biden Administration Backs DeVos in Fight Over Testifying About Loan Forgiveness | Politico

The Biden administration is backing former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she tries to avoid having to testify in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s lengthy delays and sweeping denials of student loan forgiveness claims.

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Biden Admin Teams Up with Ex-Trump DOJ Official to Defend Betsy DeVos Against Ripped-Off College Students | Law and Crime

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Joe Biden is going to the mat for former secretary of education Betsy DeVos. In a Monday filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton and other DOJ attorneys argued that students who were ripped off by for-profit scam colleges cannot depose the former Trump-era official.

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Warren, Pressley Push Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt | Boston Globe

If you thought top progressive lawmakers from Massachusetts would stop jousting with the White House now that a fellow Democrat is in office, you were mistaken.

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How Biden Wants to Trim a Mountain of Student Debt | Bloomberg

Among the economic issues facing the new Biden administration is how to help alleviate the weight of $1.7 trillion in student debt, a figure that had ballooned from $1 trillion in 2012.

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Judge: By Resigning, DeVos Opens Door to Deposition on Student Debt Relief | Courthouse News Service

As a cabinet official, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was virtually immune to demands that she be grilled about long delays and mass denials of student debt relief claims in a pending lawsuit. When she resigned from office last week, that changed.

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2020: The Year Students Were Heard | Blog

2020 has been a year like no other. Despite the pandemic, we’re closing out the year with significant wins for defrauded student borrowers and optimism for our clients under a new Biden-Harris administration. Here’s a recap of our progress over the last year, as we look forward to 2021.   Student borrowers spoke out and…

“A new day for student borrowers”: Statement on Biden-Harris Reported Nomination of Miguel Cardona For Secretary of Education | Press Release

Today, it has been announced that President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris would nominate Miguel Cardona to serve as the Secretary of Education.

Betsy DeVos Stalled Obama’s Student Loan Relief Program. Borrowers Hope Biden Will Fix It | CNN

Just before President Barack Obama left office, he made it easier for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to apply for the federal debt relief they had long been entitled to. But the Trump administration, which disagrees with the policy, allowed a massive backlog of more than 200,000 claims to pile up — leaving some borrowers waiting throughout the entire administration to hear whether they’ll get a break.

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Student Loan Cancellation Sets Up Clash Between Biden and the Left | New York Times

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is facing pressure from congressional Democrats to cancel student loan debt on a vast scale, quickly and by executive action, a campaign that will be one of the first tests of his relationship with the liberal wing of his party.

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‘This Feels Like the Closest We’ve Ever Been.’ Why Growing Demands for Student Debt Forgiveness Could Be Joe Biden’s First Presidential Test | Time

Roughly two months out from Inauguration Day, Joe Biden is already facing a brewing political storm among his ideologically-diverse base of supporters, who disagree over the issue of student loan forgiveness.

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