Massachusetts officials are hoping the Supreme Court ruling on student loan forgiveness isn’t the “last word.”

“Today’s decision is a judicial attack on the millions of student loan borrowers who have relied on the Biden Administration’s debt relief plan and will struggle to make ends meet when repayment resumes in October,” said Attorney General Andrea Campbell. ”However, this ruling must not be the last word.”

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down President Joe Biden’s proposal to cancel $430 billion of student loan debt, forcing millions of borrowers to have to restart payments in September.

In a 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts rejected the Administration’s argument that a 2003 law allowed them to cancel student debt. The Supreme Court stated that the Biden Administration needed “clear congressional authorization” before implementing such a sweeping program.

The Biden administration had planned on forgiving up to $10,000 of federal student debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year. Meanwhile, Pell Grant recipients would receive an extra $10,000 in debt relief.

Campbell is now calling on the president to look for other avenues to provide assistance to people.

“We strongly urge the President to consider other avenues for providing much needed assistance to struggling borrowers,” she wrote in a statement.

She also said her office is open “to help Massachusetts borrowers prepare for payments to resume and access the other time-limited debt relief opportunities that are available today.”

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said canceling student debt would “change and save lives.” And the Supreme Court decision is something with which she strongly disagrees.

“The Supreme Court got it so wrong with this #CancelStudentDebt ruling,” she tweeted.

Rep. Katherine Clark commented on several of the recent Supreme Court decisions.

“It’s out with the Constitution and in with extreme MAGA ideology,” she wrote.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren also noted the “fight is not over.”

“Extremists on the Supreme Court have once again substituted politics for the rule of law, but this fight is not over,” she tweeted. “The president has more tools to #CancelStudentDebt, and he must use them.”


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