Sen. Brown opposes House cuts in Pell Grants

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 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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