Republicans argue that Biden’s student debt program is an “important question” End-shutdown
“If they get the Supreme Court ruling they are seeking on these constitutional issues, that will tie the hands of not just President Biden, but all future presidents, which will no doubt include a Republican president at some point in the future. Schwin said.
Some Republican lawmakers, such as Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., a signatory to the report and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, agree with that view.
“There is no way that a president, any president, can unilaterally cancel student debt, which is an appropriation without an act of Congress,” Kennedy said in an interview. “President Biden seems intent on doing that anyway.”
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., another signatory to the Senate report, said he hopes the justices will use the case to further restrict executive agencies.
“You have no idea where the court is going to go next, but I think they should say, ‘Congress can’t delegate this kind of authority to agencies,'” Hawley said in an interview.