Ohio congressman wants higher education funding restored in Ryan's budget

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) likes Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, except when it comes to higher education.

Tim Ryan proposed an amendment to the Budget and Finance Committee chair’s budget Wednesday that would prevent $90 billion in cuts to federal Pell Grants and $41 billion to the federal loan program.

“I just think that’s a ridiculous burden to ask the student — or the parents of the student — to take on while they’re trying to make investments and get an education,” Tim Ryan said in a conference call. “I just want students to know that it’s time to get active and get involved with this.”

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