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Schumer Calls on Attendees at Queens CB2 Meeting to Lobby Biden for Student Loan Forgiveness

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer joined Community Board 2 for its monthly meeting on a Zoom call Thursday evening (Screen Shot: Queens Post)

Jan. 12, 2021 By Christian Murray

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on residents to lobby President-elect Joe Biden for student loan forgiveness.

Schumer, who spoke to Community Board 2 members via Zoom Thursday, said that he and Senator Elizabeth Warren have proposed that the first $50,000 of student loan debt be forgiven by the federal government.

“The good news is Joe Biden can do this with the flip of the pen and it does not need legislation,” Schumer said. “This is huge. So many younger people have a huge burden of student debt and it particularly affects us here in New York.”

Schumer said that Biden is able to forgive the debt via an executive order. He said this could be done on the first day Biden is in office and would be a huge boost to young people.

“They could use the money to buy a house, start a family and get the job they need and want,” Schumer said during the meeting.

Schumer’s spokesperson said that he wants people to advocate for $50,000 in debt forgiveness via twitter.

Biden made a campaign pledge to sign legislation canceling up to $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who make up to $125,000 a year.

Last week’s Democratic takeover of the Senate means Biden is in a better position to deliver on that promise.

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Ali. Abdalla

Sense chuck Schumer is democratic He calling on president elect Joe Biden for student loan forgiveness ? funny what happen if he had asked Mr. Trump What the reaction will be Oh he don’t like Mr. Trump or maybe he’s scared of Trump Maybe maybe Lol. I like trump Unfortunately Schumer being in the power for a long time I did Vote for him for every election but I will never vote for him again I believe he’s a part of the problem an trump situation

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