Biden declares COVID-19 emergency over, new legal challenge to loan forgiveness on the horizon – IOTW Report

Biden declares COVID-19 emergency over, new legal challenge to loan forgiveness on the horizon


On Monday, President Biden declared that the COVID-19 national emergency will officially end on May 11, 2023, raising another legal challenge to his student loan forgiveness plan.

The Biden administration in August 2022 announced a plan to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for eligible borrowers, using the COVID-19 national emergency declaration as the impetus, as Campus Reform has covered extensively.

In defense of the White House’s debt forgiveness plan, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a statement citing the HEROES Act of 2003 to justify executive authority in canceling student debt.

“[T]argeting relief towards those individuals who suffered financial hardship because of COVID -19,” according to the DOJ, ensures that borrowers are not financially harmed because of the national emergency, which the DOJ purports to be in the spirit of the original legislation.

This week, however, the White House issued a statement giving a timeline for ending the Covid emergency this spring.

Although a joint resolution was introduced in the House on January 9 proposing an end to the pandemic, the White House argues, “[a]n abrupt end to the emergency declarations would create wide-ranging chaos and uncertainty,” according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. MORE

14 Comments on Biden declares COVID-19 emergency over, new legal challenge to loan forgiveness on the horizon

  1. Why declare an end to the national emergency in May 11? The idiot already said publicly the emergency was over. WTF

  2. August 23, 2021, is when the “emergency” ended with me. I listened to the voices in my head. I WON! It didn’t meet my “high standards.” How’s your day going Scott Adams? Got your worry stone handy?

    “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While this and other vaccines have met the FDA’s rigorous, scientific standards for emergency use authorization, as the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine, the public can be very confident that this vaccine meets the high standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality the FDA requires of an approved product,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, M.D. “While millions of people have already safely received COVID-19 vaccines, we recognize that for some, the FDA approval of a vaccine may now instill additional confidence to get vaccinated. Today’s milestone puts us one step closer to altering the course of this pandemic in the U.S.”

  3. There is nothing such as student loan forgiveness, it is out and out theft from the responsible by the irresponsible and everyone involved knows the score. I have infinitely more respect for someone who would stick a gun in my face and rob me than to vote for some surrogate to rob me.

  4. Bottom line is ALWAYS this fake administrations quest for more money, this “forgiveness” bs in the form of mega-taxes issued by Biden’s weaponized IRS. Joe Biden has never and will not ever do a good thing for anyone which didn’t benefit himself and trashy vulgar family.

  5. … and then there are the abject morons who voted for student loan forgiveness. They can’t figure out that they are responsible for $7 eggs and moving very close to World War 3.

  6. Correct me if I’m wrong, but none of the Covid “vaccines” have ever been approved by the FDA and have only been allowed under what is known as an “emergency use authorization”. Does this mean that no more of these dangerous experimental injections will be allowed after May 11th?


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