President Joe Biden's plan to offer millions of borrowers up to

$20,000 in federal student loan forgiveness was stopped

 by a U.S. judge in Texas on Thursday. The programme had already been

 suspended while a federal appeals court in St. Louis considered

a separate lawsuit filed by six states opposing it.

The programme, according to District Court Judge Mark Pittman

 a former president Donald Trump appointment stationed

in Fort Worth, usurped Congress' authority to enact laws.