Bennet Applauds President Biden’s Decision to Extend Pause on Student Loan Repayment

This Comes Weeks After Bennet Called on the President to Extend the Pause & Work With Leaders of Both Parties to Address the Student Loan Debt Crisis

Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced his decision to extend the pause on student loan repayment through August 2022:

“I'm pleased that President Biden has extended the pause on student loan repayment until August. I called on the president to take this step last month as Coloradans face higher costs. I look forward to working with the president and leaders on both sides of the aisle to develop long-term solutions to  address the root causes of America’s problem with student loan debt and help student loan borrowers.”

Last month, Bennet urged President Biden to extend the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections as the U.S. economy continues to recover from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. He also asked the president to work with leaders of both parties to develop long-term solutions to the U.S. student loan debt crisis.