Local leaders build pressure on Biden to cancel student loans

Local leaders are stepping up the pressure on President Biden to tackle the issue of student debt by taking official action in their own jurisdictions that they hope will urge him to forgive some college loans.

Washington, D.C., and several other city governments have passed resolutions that call on the federal government to act on student loan cancellations. The moves come as Biden laid out new measures towards economic equity this week, an issue that student loan advocates say could be tackled in part by canceling student loans.