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    Senate Fails to Overturn Income Driven Loan Repayment Program


    Tannaz Rasouli, Sr. Director, Public Policy & Strategic Outreach
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    Senate Republicans narrowly were unable to pass a Nov. 15 Congressional Review Act resolution offered by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.) that would have blocked the Biden administration's Saving on Valuable Education (SAVE) income-driven loan repayment program

    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined Republicans in voting 49-50 to block the new program, which, among other features, eliminates interest not covered by a borrower's payment and reduces growth in a borrower's balance as a result. Critics of the program argue that taxpayers should not bear the $559 billion cost.