Biden administration resists Democrats’ pleas on student debt relief as deadline nears

Standoff on loan forgiveness is one of the more noticeable splits between President Joe Biden and members of his party

By: - December 20, 2021 4:37 am
Joe Biden greets students as a candidate

In this file photo, Joe Biden greets people as he arrives for a campaign event at the Rocklin Conference Center on the campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College Jan. 29, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. With five days until the all-important Iowa caucuses, Biden was barnstorming the state in an attempt to win the Democratic presidential nomination. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.