Black Colleges’ Aid Poses New Hurdle for Massive Money Measure

Sept. 20, 2021, 5:42 PM

A concern over funding for historically Black colleges and universities is emerging as another obstacle as Democrats push to secure support for their massive social spending package.

Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) is rallying her Congressional Black Caucus colleagues to join in opposing the bill unless it boosts spending for HBCUs, in part by changing how the funding is awarded.

Adams said in a Sunday letter to CBC members that she’s “deeply concerned that provisions related to that funding will inadvertently place HBCUs at a disadvantage.”

Adams’ push comes as Democratic lawmakers race to hammer out the details of the $3.5 ...

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