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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Trump Administration Budget Amendment Would Use Surplus Pell Grant Funds for NASA, Other Priorities

The Associated Press (AP) reports that a new budget amendment sent by the Trump administration to Congress yesterday would use a nearly $2 billion Pell Grant surplus to fund the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other federal priorities. Jill Colvin writes for AP: "Officials insisted the re-allocation of the Pell Grant money would have no impact on those currently receiving grants, which help low-income students pay for college." Congress would need to approve the budget proposal in order for it to go into effect.

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