Pell Grants Still in Jeopardy: We're Down to the Wire
As it rushes to adjourn next week, Congress will determine the fate of Pell Grants, which enable millions of low- and moderate-income students to earn their way into the middle class and create a stronger workforce. But instead of protecting this critical investment in our collective future, the House majority is proposing deep cuts that would eliminate Pell Grants for more than half a million students next year.
Make Your Voice Heard. Tell Congress that cutting Pell Grants for our neediest students is a shortsighted decision that will set our nation back. In these final days of the congressional session, deals are being struck in the back rooms of the Capitol. If we aren't loud enough about the importance of Pell, Congress could throw a wrench in the future of millions of students.
Consumer Agency Nominee
Yesterday the Senate blocked confirmation of Richard Cordray, the highly qualified nominee for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Without a Director the CFPB cannot exercise its full authority to protect private student loan borrowers.
Thousands of you responded to our call to contact your senators in support of confirming a CFPB Director: 53 senators voted to do so, but 60 votes were needed. Though we are not celebrating a win, your continued engagement is critical to advancing the issues that we care so deeply about.
Americans need a strong independent CFPB with a Director in place. We will let you know when it's time to make your voices heard again.