September 18, 2016
On September 15, 2016, the New Democrat Coalition released its priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This three-page agenda (.pdf) outlined several strategies aimed at addressing concerns of low-income, first-generation students. The proposal explicitly calls for the expansion of the Federal TRIO Programs along with college and career counseling and wraparound services, such as transportation and childcare. Click here (.pdf) to read COE's letter in support of this proposal.
Founded in 1997, the New Democrat Coalition consists of 52 Democratic Members of the House of Representatives. The list of Coalition Members is available here. If your Representative is part of the Coalition, please reach out to him or her and express your thanks for their support of the Federal TRIO Programs.