Narrangansett Patch: Whitehouse Meets With URI Students To Discuss Pell Grants

With House Republicans looking to make significant cuts to the Pell Grant program, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has come out to make a resolution in the Senate to defend and keep the program alive.

As a part of the resolution, Whitehouse met with University of Rhode Island students Friday afternoon to hear how important the grants have been to their higher education.

“Statistics are just numbers and can be easily looked over, but stories count for a lot and I want to be able to absorb as many stories as possible and bring them back to share with those who want to get rid of the program,” Whitehouse said. “This threat to the Pell Grants is very real. The House of Representatives is trying to cut the grants by $1,800 already.”

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