Student Group Urges Passage of Student Aid Bill

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Christine Lindstrom
Higher Education Program Director
(Office) 202-546-9707 (Cell) 617-308-1063

Student Group Urges Passage of Student Aid Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Public Interest Research Group urged the
Education and Labor committee in the U.S. House to pass HR 3221, the Student
Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 on Tuesday.  

"Our nation must revitalize
the faltering student aid system in order to ensure that students can get into
college and get into the workforce.  This bill makes the single largest
investment in student grant aid and other in other access programs in history. 
We urge its swift passage," stated Christine Lindstrom, U.S. PIRG Higher
Education Program Director. 

U.S. PIRG joined the United States Student Association and Campus Progress Action in
sending a letter to members of the committee in support of HR 3221 which would
allow for more affordable access to college by fixing current issues in federal
aid programs.

Click
here to read the full text of the letter
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U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitols across the country, we take on the special interests on issues, such as product safety,political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights,where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.

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