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Pressure mounts on Biden to extend the student-loan payment freeze as 2 top Democrats join the effort

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Democrats and advocacy organizations have been calling on President Joe Biden to extend the student-loan payment pause past its September expiration to ensure borrowers are not improperly thrown into repayment. Two top Democrats just joined the fight.

Patty Murray and Bobby Scott, chairs of the Senate and House Education Committees, respectively, sent a letter to Biden on Wednesday urging him to extend the payment pause until early 2022.

Before borrowers have to restart payments, they wrote, the government must ensure borrowers have the information they need to navigate the transition, but they don’t have that information details ⇒

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