She said the administration's hesitancy to pursue it "has demoralized a very critical voting block.".
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In a new interview with The New Yorker, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the Biden administration's inaction on broad student-debt relief.
The New York Democrat said that student-loan cancellation was "one of the single most impactful things" President Joe Biden could do, with wide-reaching effects.
At the end of 2020, student debt represented the second-largest area of consumer debt in the United States, following mortgages.
On the 2020 campaign trail, Biden pledged to support cancellation of at least $10,000 in student debt per federal borrower.
Ocasio-Cortez and several other Democrats have argued that Biden can act on his executive authority to address student debt. »