Black colleges funding adds a hurdle for reconciliation package

Concern over funding for historically Black colleges and universities is emerging as another obstacle as Democrats push to secure support for their massive social spending package.

Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) is rallying her Congressional Black Caucus colleagues to join in opposing the bill unless it boosts spending for HBCUs, in part by changing how the funding is awarded.

Adams said in a Sunday letter to CBC members that she’s “deeply concerned that provisions related to that funding will inadvertently place HBCUs at a disadvantage.”

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