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March 29, 2024

Attorney General Bird Announces Lawsuit Challenging Biden’s Illegal Student Debt Cancellation

DES MOINES–Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today announced an 11-state lawsuit challenging President Biden’s second attempt at unconstitutional student debt cancellation.

Attorney General Bird took Biden to court as part of a 2022 lawsuit challenging his earlier student debt scheme. The lawsuit accused the Biden Administration of illegally canceling $430 billion in student loans and putting American taxpayers on the hook to pay for it. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed and ruled that the plan violated federal law. Biden cannot illegally cancel mass student debt without a law from Congress. This new lawsuit challenges Biden's second attempt to force his student debt scheme on the American people to the tune of more than $160 billion.

“American taxpayers are paying the price for Biden's student debt cancellation,” said Attorney General Bird. “Many Iowans work hard to pay off their debt or start a family, join the military, or go straight into the work force. They should not have to foot the bill for someone else’s loans. This is nothing more than a desperate attempt to buy votes in the November election. And since he did not learn the first time we sued him, we have to take Biden back to court. With this lawsuit, we will fight to uphold the law and protect hard-working Iowan taxpayers.”

The lawsuit makes the case that Biden does not have the authority to overhaul student debt repayment plans and put American taxpayers on the hook for more than $160 billion.

Iowa joined the Kansas-led lawsuit and was joined by Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.

Read the full lawsuit here.


For More Information:

Alyssa Brouillet | Communications Director

(515) 823-9112

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