Aderholt Statement in Support of Increased Pell Grant Funding
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) today voted in favor of an increase in Pell Grant funding. In the latest figures available for the 4th Congressional District (2003-2004), there were 10,215 students who received these important higher education funding grants. Across Alabama in 2005-2006, 96,358 students received grants.
Under the measure passed by the House and the Senate, a new mandatory funding stream to the federal Pell Grant program that would provide an additional $33.6 billion over ten years. This amount will be above and beyond money that is appropriated for the program each year by Congress.
“Education is one of the most important issues impacting our future. Providing money for deserving students to achieve their educational dreams is the right thing to do. With the passage of this bill today, I joined my colleagues in Congress expressing our strong commitment to higher education and lending a hand to those students seeking it.”