Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley Say COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Must Include Student Loan Forgiveness

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Two women who are elected to the U.S. Congress are aggressively and collectively supporting a COVID-19 relief proposal, which includes relinquishing a growing debt bracket that is impeding many American consumers.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. House Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are behooving U.S. Senate and U.S. House officials to “prioritize” student loan forgiveness as a portion of the upcoming COVID-19 financial stimulus package for Americans. U.S. Representative Pressley shared her firm position on social media in a Twitter post that she made on Tuesday (March 17). Pressley, 46, expressed her desire for the nation’s leaders to learn from an economic disaster from the past.

“We need bold action now. A plan that will ensure that we do not repeat the mistakes of the 2008 financial crisis. Debt cancellation. Across the board. Immediately, the Secretary of Education must take overall monthly payments during this public health emergency,” Pressley tweeted in her late morning message.

Senator Warren, Representative Pressley’s elder female Massachusetts Congressional counterpart, shared the same sentiment in a Twitter posting that was also made on Tuesday (March 17). Warren called on her fellow leaders in the U.S. legislature to consider student loan cancellation as well. She also believes that college education-related debt is a U.S.-based economic burden, which is preventing future financial growth for a growing number of American consumers.

“Student loan debt cancellation MUST be a part of the next emergency coronavirus package to deliver relief immediately to millions of families and remove a giant weight that’s dragging down our economy. Senate and House progressives are in this fight all the way,” Warren tweeted late Tuesday morning.

Pressley and Warren are two politicians at the federal level who endorse this particular idea. However, New York State Attorney General Letitia James (D) also announced on Tuesday (March 17) that her state will halt the collection of student and medical debt for the time being.

“In this time of crisis, I won’t add undue stress or saddle NYers with an unnecessary financial burden, this is the time to support residents,” she tweeted.