In a decisive move, President Joe Biden vetoed a bill on Wednesday that aimed to obstruct his student loan forgiveness program, Your Content has learned.
He criticized the lawmakers who supported the bill, accusing them of denying vital relief to millions of constituents.
This legislation, passed earlier in the month with the support of some moderate Democrats, intended to impede the program that promises to alleviate up to $20,000 in debt for numerous borrowers.
As legal challenges impede the program’s progress, no debt cancellations have occurred thus far.
President Biden, in a video message accompanying the veto, assured his continued dedication to pursuing student loan forgiveness.
He emphasized his unwavering commitment to assisting working-class families, expressing his refusal to yield to the bill. Notably, he highlighted that several members of Congress advocating for reduced student aid had personally benefited from loans to sustain their small businesses during the pandemic.
This veto marks the fifth exercised by President Biden since taking office.
Previously, he vetoed legislation that aimed to block the implementation of a justice reform bill in Washington, D.C., overturn a retirement investment rule considering environmental, social, and governance factors, rescind the administration’s water rule, and halt the temporary suspension of tariffs on specific solar panel imports, according to CNN.