Washington, D.C. (RELEASE from Senator Lummis) June 30, 2023 — U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 6–3 ruling that President Biden’s student debt bailout is unconstitutional. The $400 billion debt transfer from loan holders to Wyoming taxpayers would have been one of the most expensive executive actions in American history.
“Asking hardworking people in Wyoming to cover a $400 billion bill for doctors, lawyers and those with multiple graduate degrees has always been morally wrong, and I applaud the Supreme Court for finding it legally wrong as well,” said Senator Lummis. “President Biden cannot rule by executive order, simultaneously going around the will of the American people. He must work with Congress to govern within the confines of the Constitution. I will continue to work to undo the Biden administration’s numerous overreaches that have raised the cost of living and attempted to give the federal government control over every aspect of the people of Wyoming’s lives.”