Hilgers says student loan case tests presidential power
Hilgers: congress meant only for student loans to be paused for active military
WASHINGTON - Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers issued a statement in opposition to President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program and calling the current case before the U.S. Supreme Court a major test of the separation of powers under the Constitution.
Hilgers says Congress passed legislation so that student loan payments for active military could be paused, but gave no hint that it could be used to cancel $430 billion in debt.
Hilgers said the outcome of the case would have an impact on the federal budget and future presidential administrations who could seek to use obscure laws passed for narrow purposes to enact sweeping and unauthorized policy changes.