Reject Divisive Policy Riders in FY 16 Omnibus

The American people are clearly fed up with the destructive brinksmanship of the past five years. However, despite the passage of a bipartisan budget agreement, yet another impasse looms if the Majority insists on attaching divisive policy riders to an omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year.

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Cosponsor HR3834: GEAR UP for Counseling (v. 2)

As you know, the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program serves economically disadvantaged students. Countless studies have shown that the most significant indicator of success at all levels of education is family income. Grants provided through GEAR UP are a vital lifeline for these students who may otherwise have to delay or forego higher education.

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