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Bipartisan Reps. Highlight Higher Education Priorities for Covid-19 Relief Bill

Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) led 29 representatives on a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to underscore the importance of supporting students and colleges and universities as they prepare for fall amid the pandemic. The representatives requested House leaders consider many important provisions for the forthcoming COVID-19 relief measure, including: strong investment in higher education; the use of existing frameworks to distribute funding; broadened relief eligibility for students; flexibility for colleges and universities to distribute funds as needed; relief for student loan borrowers; and language to ensure pandemic relief does not replace state funding for colleges and universities. These priorities “will ensure that universities and colleges can continue to do their part in the fight COVID-19 while providing continued educational offerings for American students to build the foundation for a strong economic recovery,” the representatives say.

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