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White House solicits ideas on student debt relief as Biden’s decision looms

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White House officials plan to meet this week with student debt activists and advocacy groups ahead of President Joe Biden’s self-imposed deadline of Aug. 31 for deciding whether to approve broad-based debt relief for millions of Americans.

The virtual meeting, scheduled for Thursday, is the latest sign that the White House is seriously considering canceling some amount of student loan debt as Biden advisers weigh the election-year political consequences of such a decision.

A range of outside groups working on student loan cancellation were invited to participate in the event. The White House described the meeting as “an opportunity for you to share your priorities on student debt relief,” according to a copy of the invitation obtained by POLITICO.

Officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, Office of Public Engagement and Office of Political Strategy and Outreach are scheduled to attend........

© Politico

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