Utah leaders respond to Supreme Court’s student loan relief decision
Jul 1, 2023, 12:00 PM | Updated: Jul 18, 2023, 12:04 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Millions of borrowers will not receive student loan relief after a Supreme Court decision Friday. And reactions are split among Utahns.
The response from Utah’s Congressional Delegation has been overwhelmingly supportive. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said the Biden Administration took a partisan approach. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is praising the decision.
He said in a statement: “The idea of forgiving school loans for a select group of college borrowers is unfair and offensive to the countless Americans who avoided loans or who have repaid their loans.”
Attorney General Reyes on SCOTUS Student Loan Forgiveness Ruling:
“The idea of forgiving school loans for a select group of college borrowers is unfair and offensive to the countless Americans who avoided loans or who have repaid their own school loans, often at great personal…
— Utah Attorney General (@UtahAG) June 30, 2023
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, also said he is thankful for the decision.
On the reverse side, University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson said it is a disappointing decision that will negatively impact a lot of people.
“All those people, millions of people across America who were hoping to get a 10,000 reduction in their student loan balance, they’re out of luck. They’re going to have to pay back that money.”
“My heart goes out to people out there in the country that are struggling to make ends meet,” he continued. “And are now looking at more years putting their limited income to try and repay Uncle Sam.”
Utah House Minority Leader Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, said she applauds the three justices who dissented, and the Biden Administrations’ dedication to tackling education-related loan relief.
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