NAICU Washington Update

Representatives Send Bipartisan Letter to Leadership Supporting Higher Ed Funding

May 15, 2020

Stating that “American colleges and universities are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” U.S. Representatives Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) delivered a bipartisan letter to the House Leadership requesting support of $47 billion in higher education funding to respond to the coronavirus emergency. The letter, signed by 100 representatives, also states that colleges and universities will be “essential to a strong recovery,” and that this level of funding is needed to ensure “that as we emerge from our current health crisis, our lower- and middle-income students will not be left behind.”

The House is voting on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act today.

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