Federal HBCU Preservation Bill Passes House Vote

The U.S. Senate failed last year to take up a House-passed bill reauthorizing a program to preserve and restore historically black colleges and universities. It was stymied by a packed legislative calendar and general lack of urgency to advance it.

This time around the legislation might meet a smoother fate.

President Donald Trump’s attempts to make inroads with black voters by championing HBCUs could improve the chances of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn’s bill becoming law.

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