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H.R. 6651: Use Your Endowment Act

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Should the universities receive the money away, to assist their students who are on Pell Grants?


Passed in response to the pandemic, March’s $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated about $14 billion for colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher education.

The money was allocated to each institution based on a combination of total enrollment and the number of Pell Grant recipients. The five colleges receiving the most money were Arizona State with $63.5 million, Penn State with $54.9 million, Rutgers with $54.1 million, Central Florida with $51.0 million, and Miami Dade with $49.0 million.

A number of the richest universities such as Harvard and Yale initially received CARES Act funds too, due to their Pell Grant recipients ...

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Ben Cline

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2020
Length: 3 pages
May 1, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 1, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 1, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 1, 2020

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H.R. 6651 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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