I’m completely confident my [student debt relief] plan is legal. But right now it’s on hold because of these lawsuits. We’re not going to back down though in our fight to give families breathing room. That’s why the Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the case. But it isn’t fair to ask tens of millions of borrowers eligible for relief to resume their student debt payments while the courts consider the lawsuit.
For that reason, the Secretary of Education is extending the pause on student loan payments while we seek relief from the courts.
— President Joe Biden, in an announcement made via Twitter, concerning the extension of the student-loan payment pause. The pause will conclude “no later than June 30, 2023, which would give the Supreme Court an opportunity to hear the case in its current term. Thereafter, borrowers