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Nov 21, 2022

As the final vote counts start wrapping up, it’s become clear that Congress will be even more narrowly divided than it was before. Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith return to talk about what the midterm elections mean for higher education policy, particularly in the lame-duck session and beyond.

Terry and Jon also answer listeners’ questions about the future of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.

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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

How Joe Biden and the Democratic Party Defied Midterm History
CNN | Nov. 13, 2022

Elections 2022: The Educational Divide That Helps Explain the Midterms
Politico | Nov. 17, 2022

McCarthy Passes First Test in His Bid for Speaker. Now Comes the Hard Part.
NBC News | Nov. 15, 2022

Amid Court Challenges to Its Student Debt Forgiveness, Biden Administration Could Extend Payment Pause Yet Again
CNBC | Nov. 15, 2022

Democrats Mull Debt Limit Options as Lame-duck Window Narrows
Roll Call | Nov. 15, 2022

Is It Now or Never for DACA?
Politico | Nov. 15, 2022

Letter Urging 117th Congress to Protect Dreamers Before Adjourning

Remember the Dreamers

Cassidy in Line for Top Help GOP Slot as Paul Takes Oversight Role
Axios | Nov. 17, 2022

Oversight a Priority for GOP on House Education and Labor Panel
Bloomberg Law | Nov. 17, 2022