Elizabeth Warren says she will go around Congress to cancel $1.6 trillion of US student debt on 'day one' as president




Elizabeth Warren says she will go around Congress to cancel $1.6 trillion of US student debt on \
Elizabeth Warren says she will go around Congress to cancel $1.6 trillion of US student debt on \'day one\' as president  
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  • 2020-03-29 15:12:34Z

Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forward with it. President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a $2.2 trillion aid package - the largest on record - to address the economic downturn inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic after the Democratic-led House and Republican-led Senate put aside partisan differences to pass it nearly unanimously. It was the third legislative package approved by lawmakers to address the mounting crisis.

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