July 28, 2022

Congressman Correa Urges Extension to Student Loan Pause

Co-Signs letter to President Biden and Secretary Cardona

Washington, D.C. — Today Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement after co-signing a letter to President Biden and Secretary Cardona to make an extension to the current pause of federal student loans:
"Today I joined my colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden and Secretary Cardona urging for federal student loans to continue to be suspended. “Soon, millions of people across the United States will be required to start making payments on their remaining student loans. Without an extension, we are putting Americans in the impossible position of having to pick between paying for gas, groceries, and rent. As we, as a country, continue to navigate these unusual times, we must continue to put the needs of Americans first.”
Background: The student loan payment pause has allowed Americans to support themselves, pay for their homes, feed themselves and their families, and afford healthcare.  The pandemic is still not over, and new variants are continuing to emerge.  Inflation has impacted the cost of living and will continue to affect the ability for student to afford to provide for themselves. Representative Correa, alongside his colleagues, called upon President Biden and Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, to extend the pause of payments.