As a Saturday deadline looms, some unanticipated drama is developing over whether President Trump might allow a measure approved by Congress to prevent U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s controversial borrower-defense rule from taking effect.
Trump had been expected to veto a resolution of disapproval passed by the House and Senate earlier this year, which would undo the rule that would make it harder for students who have been defrauded by colleges to have their student debt forgiven. In February, the White House issued a statement saying that it opposes the resolution and, if passed, Trump’s advisers would recommend a veto.
However, Trump has 10 days, excluding Sundays, to veto measures after they are sent to him. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the resolution under the Congressional Review Act to the White House on May 19, meaning Trump has until the end of Saturday to veto the measure — if he is going to.