Instead of worrying that the CRA will force them to repay their debt immediately, student loan borrowers can focus on preparing for forbearance to end.

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On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance a proposal that could retroactively end the student loan payment pause, kill the president’s debt cancellation plan and potentially force hundreds of thousands of public servants to return forgiven debt to the government.

But borrowers shouldn’t panic yet, because the proposal, pushed forward by Republican lawmakers under the Congressional Review Act, is unlikely to succeed.

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