Seven More States Sue to Block Biden Student Loan Plan as Lawsuits Pile

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President Biden’s administration faces yet another lawsuit as a growing number of states seek to block its student loan delivery plan, with Missouri and six other states filing a complaint Tuesday.

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s lawsuit contends that Biden’s “SAVE” plan, announced in February, is illegal and would cost U.S. taxpayers $475 billion. Bailey’s lawsuit comes just weeks after Kansas and 10 other states sued the Biden administration on the same plan.

“With the stroke of his pen, Joe Biden is attempting to saddle Missouri workers with half a trillion dollars in debt. The United States Constitution makes clear that the President lacks the authority to unilaterally ‘cancel’ student loan debt of millions of Americans without express authorization. permission from Congress,” Bailey told Fox News Digital.

“The president cannot thwart the Constitution when it suits his political agenda. I am suing to stop his disgraceful attempt to buy the 2024 election in direct violation of the law. The Constitution will continue to mean something as long as I am Attorney General.”

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President Biden faces yet another lawsuit and a growing number of states seeking to block his student loan forgiveness plan, with Missouri and six other states filing suit Tuesday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Joining Bailey in the lawsuit are the attorneys general of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma and North Dakota.

Missouri and Arkansas participated in the lawsuit that ultimately ended Biden’s previous student loan plan last year. The Supreme Court decided by 6 votes to 3 that Biden’s plan was unconstitutional.

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“President Biden already lost on this issue once and refuses to follow the law. The Supreme Court could not have been clearer: President Biden cannot unilaterally cancel student debt and force taxpayers to bear the multi-trillion-dollar cost. ” Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin told Fox News Digital.

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Missouri and Arkansas were involved in the lawsuit that ultimately ended Biden’s previous student loan forgiveness plan last year. The Supreme Court decided by 6 votes to 3 that Biden’s plan was unconstitutional. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The lawsuit contends that Biden’s SAVE plan is part of “a long but troubling pattern in which the president relies on innocuous language from decades-old statutes to impose drastic and costly policy changes on the American people without their consent.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital, but the Biden administration previously defended the SAVE program against the Kansas-led lawsuit.

“The Department does not comment on pending litigation. However, Congress gave the U.S. Department of Education the authority to define the terms of income-based repayment plans in 1993, and the SAVE plan “This is the fourth time the Department has used that authority.” a Department of Education spokesperson said at the time. “The Biden-Harris administration will not stop fighting to provide support and relief to borrowers across the country, no matter how many times Republican elected officials try to stop us.”

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President Biden has repeatedly attempted to forgive student loans through executive actions, but was thwarted by the Supreme Court. ((Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) / Getty Images)

Tuesday’s lawsuit comes just one day later Biden announced Yet another plan to pay off student loan debt. The latter focuses on cutting loans that have exceeded their principal amount due to interest. It would cut up to $20,000 in accrued interest for borrowers, but borrowers earning less than $120,000 or couples earning less than $240,000 would be allowed to cut all of their accrued interest beyond the principal amount.

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The result would be that approximately 23 million Americans would see their loans reduced to the principal amount.

While Bailey has no legal action to announce regarding the interest cut, he said his office is monitoring it.

“We defeated his illegal student loan scheme in court last summer, so he quickly implemented Plan B. Now that we are challenging that, he has panicked and is implementing Plan C. We will continue to watch him closely and take action when necessary. has exceeded his authority,” Bailey told Fox.

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