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Kamala Harris Intros Bill to Preserve Buildings at HBCUs

Kamala Harris Intros Bill to Preserve Buildings at HBCUs

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)reintroduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the HBCU Preservation Program for the next six years. Across more than 100 HBCUs around the country, historic buildings and sites -- some more than 100 years old -- have deteriorated over time and are at risk of being permanently lost if they are not preserved and protected. This bill, which she introduced with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), would authorize funding for grants to restore these historic buildings and sites, as well as improve accessibility on many HBCU campuses. “During my time as a student at Howard University, I was proud and humbled to walk the same hallways as historic figures like Thurgood MarshallZora Neale Hurston, and Shirley Franklin,” said Harris. “The history represented at Howard and across every other HBCU imbues special meaning on each campus and reminds students that they can come as they are and leave as the person they aspire to be. I’m proud to introduce this legislation to preserve and improve HBCUs around the country for our future generations.” The bill is a Senate companion of House legislation introduced by Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC)More here.

Justin Fairfax Disputes Sexual Assault Allegations from Conservative Website

Justin Fairfax Disputes Sexual Assault Allegations from Conservative Website

Bobby Scott Proposes $100 Billion for Public Education

Bobby Scott Proposes $100 Billion for Public Education