(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The House was unsuccessful in their procedural challenge which was looking to override President Joe Biden’s veto against a bill that would have blocked his $400 billion student loan forgiveness program. In May the House passed a resolution against what the Republicans have dubbed an illegal attempt by the Biden administration to forgive billions of dollars in student loans.
Republicans have long argued that student loan debt forgiveness would just result in taxpayers needing to pay more money. However, while the Senate approved the resolution, Biden vetoed it this month.
On Wednesday the House of Representatives attempted to override that veto, however, they were unsuccessful as they failed to reach the two-thirds majority that was required. The House voted 221-206 in favor of overriding the video however they were short of the majority required as the Democrats voted against overriding the veto, effectively protecting Biden’s decision. Only two Democrats joined the GOP to vote in favor of the veto.
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., argued that the forgiveness plan would benefit 43 million Americans who were eligible to receive “low relief.” He proceeded to note that it would be mainly low-income people who would benefit from the relief. However, on the Republican side, Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., claimed that Americans are aware of how the student loan forgiveness plan would simply shift the debt to the taxpayers.
As he argued, the plan which could include canceling up to $20,000 in student debt for every eligible American, is simply a part of the “deceptive, doctored-up talking points” that the left has used for the past two years to get support.
Following the recent vote, the House effectively has lost every chance of blocking the student loan plan, but the Supreme Court still might rule against the program when it issues its upcoming ruling in the next few days.
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