Biden to extend student loan pause as court battle drags on

President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One on Monday at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.  

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his administration will extend a pause on federal student loan payments while the White House fights a legal battle to save his plan to cancel portions of the debt.

"It isn't fair to ask tens of millions of borrowers eligible for relief to resume their student debt payments while the courts consider the lawsuit," Biden said in a video posted on Twitter.

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