WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 28, 2015
House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement in response to an administration proposal to extend Pell Grants to certain incarcerated individuals:
How we ensure the long-term sustainability of the Pell Grant program needs to be a national conversation, and as part of that conversation, we should discuss whether this aid can help incarcerated individuals become productive members of society. Unfortunately, the administration has chosen once again to stifle an important debate by acting unilaterally and without regard for the law.
Right now, leaders in both the House and Senate are working to strengthen higher education by reforming the law. As I have said time and again, if the administration wants to see meaningful change take place, it must stop governing through executive fiat and start working with the people’s elected representatives in Congress.
# # #