As President-elect Joe Biden is preparing for his transition to the White House in January, progressives in the Democratic party are ramping up pressure on the former vice president to forgive student loan debt once he takes office.

"Student loan forgiveness is good, actually," Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Monday. "We should also push for tuition-free public colleges to avoid this huge debt bubble from financially decimating people every generation."

She argued it is "one of the easiest progressive policies to 'pay for,' with multiple avenues from a Wall St transaction tax to an ultra-wealth tax to cover it."

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Ocasio-Cortez isn't the only one calling for student loan forgiveness.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced a resolution back in September, in which they urged the next president to use executive authority through the Higher Education Act to "deliver meaningful relief to struggling Americans and broadly cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt."

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