Today, President Biden announced that he is extending the student loan pause until May 1, 2022. President Biden and Vice President Harris have taken critical steps to spur this historic economic recovery, despite being dealt an unprecedented financial crisis upon taking office. The pause on student loan repayment is another example of leadership from the Biden-Harris administration, and will provide millions of Americans the breathing room they need as the economic recovery continues. 

From educators, to civil rights leaders, to elected officials, Americans agree that President Biden and Vice President Harris are delivering much-needed relief to millions. 

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten: “Postponing #StudentDebt payments another 90 days is the right move – thanks to the @WhiteHouse for helping everyone who is struggling. The COVID variants have left us all with a lot of stress and uncertainty and extending a break in payments is a big win for borrowers everywhere.”

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: “Extending the pause on student loan repayments will provide vital relief for millions of Americans struggling under the enormous weight of student debt, and the continued economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Data for Progress: “BREAKING: The Biden administration will extend the pause on student loan payments through May 1st, 2022. 70% of voters support the current pause on student loan payments. A majority support extending the pause.”

Center for American Progress: “BREAKING: Student loan borrowers needed this relief—thank you to the Biden Administration for delivering.”

Washington Post’s Brianna Tucker: “The collective sigh of relief that everyone that has student loan debt just let out could probably be heard across America”

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: “Today’s announcement is great news for Oregonians and people across the country. The pause on student loan payments has provided needed relief to borrowers during the challenges of COVID-19, and I’ve called for these benefits to be extended through the pandemic.”

Rep. Bobby Scott: “I applaud the Biden Administration’s decision to extend relief for student loan borrowers in response to the surge in COVID-19 infections. This is the right thing to do for student loan borrowers and families across the country.” 

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan: “At a moment of uncertainty about the latest COVID variant, I was proud to join fellow veteran and colleague @RepConorLamb and other PA Dems in urging the Biden Admin to continue suspending student loan payments. I am glad @POTUS heard our call and will extend the pause.”

Rep. Conor Lamb: “The President’s extension of the student loan repayment moratorium today is welcome news for many families across PA.”

Rep. Shontel Brown: “Good news! The Biden Administration is extending the pause on student loan payment until May 1, 2022. I’m thankful @POTUS has provided major relief for countless Americans as we continue to recover from the pandemic.”

Rep. Susan WildYesterday, I joined my PA colleagues in writing a letter to @POTUS urging him to extend the student loan payment pause. The bottom line: we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and people need time to recover before resuming payments. I’m thankful he answered our call.

MD Delegate Robbyn Lewis: “The Biden Administration is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments for an additional 90 days — through May 1, 2022. Thank you, President Biden 🙏🏾


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