Brown, Portman talk to state university presidents

Columbus Dispatch

Sen. Sherrod Brown told university presidents from Ohio that House Republican efforts to reduce federal spending on Pell Grants “makes no sense to me and no sense to our future.’’
In a speech in Washington,

Brown, D-Ohio, vowed in his speech today that the Senate would “restore’’ the GOP cuts in the program which provides money for low-income people to attend college. The House, in its spending measure for the rest of this fiscal year, wants to slice nearly $1 billion from Pell Grants.

Brown did acknowledge that "it's an era of limits,'' a reference to the $1.5 trillion budget deficit for the current federal spending year.

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