[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yOTM2MDkzNC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MzIxMDcxNX0.5bMbH-PCEtCtv-yM-dyoO0sM71OTccJZygDU_7ZqaH0%2Fimg.jpg%3Fwidth%3D980\u0026ho=https%3A%2F%2Fassets.rebelmouse.io\u0026s=650\u0026h=8cd935b256074f327855d5ea304a0858794207b4f0407a25765a46d6a7b1935f\u0026size=980x\u0026c=2144100342 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252FeyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yOTM2MDkzNC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MzIxMDcxNX0.5bMbH-PCEtCtv-yM-dyoO0sM71OTccJZygDU_7ZqaH0%252Fimg.jpg%253Fwidth%253D980%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fassets.rebelmouse.io%26s%3D650%26h%3D8cd935b256074f327855d5ea304a0858794207b4f0407a25765a46d6a7b1935f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2144100342%22%7D" expand=1]U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) urged President Joe Biden to pursue student loan debt cancelation. She told the New Yorker that she believes that student debt forgives is crucial if the Democrats are to have \u201cany chance\u201d in the 2022 midterm elections, Newsweek reported.AOC told the New Yorker that the Biden administration\u2019s \u201chesitancy\u201d on the issue of the growing student debt crisis has a demoralizing effect on a voting bloc that Democrats across the country rely upon, Newsweek said.She told the outlet, \u201cI can\u2019t underscore how much the hesitance of the Biden administration to pursue student-loan cancellation has demoralized a very critical voting block that the President, the House, and the Senate need in order to have any chance at preserving our majority.\u201d The congresswoman suggested that Biden had \u201ca reluctance to use executive power\u201d and that he \u201chas not been using his executive power to the extent that some would say is necessary.\u201dShe said, \u201cOne of the single most impactful things President Biden can do is pursue student-loan cancellation. It is entirely within his power.\u201d\u201cThis really isn\u2019t a conversation about providing relief to a small, niche group of people,\u201d AOC continued. "It\u2019s very much a keystone action politically. I think it\u2019s a keystone action economically as well.\u201dSome of AOC\u2019s congressional colleagues in the U.S. Senate, like Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), have also urged the president to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt through an executive order.This past December, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), AOC\u2019s colleague in the far-left \u201cSquad,\u201d referred to existing student debt policy as \u201cviolence.\u201d Let\\u2019s make it plain: student debt is policy violence.\\n\\nWe\\u2019ll keep fighting to relieve families across the country, to make sure our policies \u0026 budgets reflect their lived experiences \u0026 that we build this grassroots movement to #CancelStudentDebt together \u2014 Ayanna Pressley (@Ayanna Pressley) 1639753338 While on the 2020 campaign trail, then-candidate Biden promised to cancel at least five figures of student debt per borrower. In April of 2020, Biden called for \u201can immediate cancelation of a minimum of $10,000 per person\u201d in \u201cimmediate relief.\u201d In the same address, Biden pledged that his \u201cnext step in building on the progressive vision for the country\u201d was \u201cforgiving student debt for low-income and middle class people who have attended public colleges and universities.\u201dA few months later, he reaffirmed this commitment. Additionally, we should forgive a minimum of $10,000/person of federal student loans, as proposed by Senator Warren and colleagues. Young people and other student debt holders bore the brunt of the last crisis. It shouldn't happen again. \u2014 Joe Biden (@Joe Biden) 1584919716 After assuming office, Business Insider reported that Biden said he was \u201cprepared to write off the $10,000 debt but not $50 [thousand], because I don\u2019t think I have the authority to do it.\u201dIn December, the Biden administration announced that the COVID-19 era pause on federal student loan payments would end, and debtors would be expected to once again make monthly payments.This announcement disappointed many of the President\u2019s progressive allies. 638,000 people have received student loan forgiveness under the Biden Administration \u0026 their lives have improved!\\n\\nBut let me get this straight: for the other 98.6% of borrowers, payments are turning on next month w/o any forgiveness at all? Not even the $10k?\\n\\nThis will be bad. \u2014 Mckayla Wilkes for Congress (@Mckayla Wilkes for Congress) 1639424668 AOC\u2019s concerns about losing the Democratic majority in Congress may be warranted. After all, Republicans are currently positioned to make massive gains in the House of Representatives and have a 73% chance of winning a majority in the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.