Episode 37: A Conversation With Congressman Bobby Scott


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Hosts Jon Fansmith, Sarah Spreitzer, and Mushtaq Gunja talk with House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) about the recent past, present, and future of higher education legislation under his committee’s purview, including COVID-19 relief funding, doubling the maximum Pell Grant and “second chance” Pell for incarcerated individuals, student loan debt forgiveness, and more.

Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Congress Lifts Long-Standing Ban on Pell Grants to People in Prison PBS Newshour | December 29, 2020

Prisoners to Get 'Second Chance Pell' Inside Higher Ed | June 24, 2016 Aim Higher Act Congress Close on Simplifying FAFSA Inside Higher Ed | December 7, 2020 FAFSA Simplification Act Summary of Provisions – APLU It’s Time To Double The Pell Grant Forbes | September 24, 2020 Doubling the Pell Grant to Promote Access to Opportunity, Higher Ed Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | December 15, 2020 Experts Weigh in on Biden’s Support of $10,000 in Student Debt Forgiveness CNBC | January 22, 2021 Renewing the Higher Education Act ACE

Will Colleges Tap Large Endowments During Pandemic? Inside Higher Ed | May 22, 2021 Bipartisan Pair of Senators Reintroduces Immigration Reform Bill Protecting ‘Dreamers’ CNBC | February 4, 2021

Remember the Dreamers Top Higher Education Post Inside Higher Ed | February 22, 2021

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