March 23, 2007
Congress Resists Bush's Pell Grant Plan
President Bush's proposal to pay for an increase in Pell Grant awards partly by cutting other student-aid programs came under new criticism in Congress last week, as lawmakers from both parties sharply questioned a top Education Department official.
Sara Martinez Tucker, the under secretary of education, faced skepticism as a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee discussed the department's budget proposal for the 2008 fiscal year. The proposal, which President Bush submitted to