House FY17 Funding Bill Cuts Pell Grants by $1.3 Billion, Blocks Gainful Employment Rule

July 6, 2016
Statement of Pauline Abernathy

The draft House FY2017 appropriations bill scheduled to be considered in committee 7/7 cuts Pell Grant funding by $1.3 billion, raiding funds needed to help millions of low- and moderate-income students struggling to attend and complete college. We join the 122 Members of Congress who implored House appropriators not to cut Pell Grant funding.

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