House Democrats Propose More COVID-19 Relief for Higher Education and States
In a bill that was released yesterday by Democrats in the House of Representatives (the HEROES Act), federal lawmakers proposed billions of dollars' worth of funding for higher education. Inside Higher Education reports that "The bill features $37 billion, including $27 billion from a $90 billion state fiscal stabilization, in a fund that would also support K-12 education. Another $10.5 billion would go to colleges and universities to help with pandemic-related costs, including $1.7 billion for historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions."
Politico's reporting on the HEROES Act appears here.
The bill is unlikely to pass in its current form. As Inside Higher Education reports, "it was immediately trashed by the Senate’s Republican majority as dead on arrival."