ROUNDUP: Biden v. Unions

SCOTUS TO HEAR BIDEN LOAN FORGIVENESS CASE

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear oral arguments on whether the Biden administration overreached with its plan to offer up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness to student borrowers.

  • Biden’s program has been hit with numerous legal challenges since it was announced in August.
  • The court will take up the case in February, with a decision expected by June.

BIDEN SIGNS DEAL CRUSHING RAIL STRIKE

President Joe Biden on Friday signed a bill forcing rail workers into a labor agreement brokered by his administration in September and averting an industry-wide strike ahead of the busy holiday season.

  • Biden on Monday urged Congress to pass legislation to avert “a potentially crippling national rail shutdown” after labor unions rejected the White House’s deal.
  • “Without freight rail, many of the U.S. industries would literally shut down,” the president said Friday.
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