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House backs funding for minority-serving colleges, but will the Senate?

Sep 18, 2019
In The News

Following a House vote Tuesday to extend $255 million in spending for minority-serving colleges and universities, advocacy groups are urging the Senate to take action before the funding expires Sept. 30. On Tuesday evening, the House approved the chamber’s version of the bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) and Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), on a voice vote. It is up to the Senate to move on the legislation, but Republican leadership so far is unwilling.