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 last week in Washington, Brown, D-Ohio, vowed 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.

"I know it's an era of limits,'' Brown told the presidents.

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