Seeking Hispanic Votes, Lawmakers Help Colleges With Many Hispanic Students

As Republican and Democratic candidates alike woo Hispanic voters, colleges that educate a large number of Hispanic students are reaping the benefits.

The Republican-led Congress is expected to approve a bill that would raise federal spending on institutions that have large Hispanic enrollments -- defined as at least 25 percent -- to $68.5-million in 2001, up from $42.25-million this year. Both major presidential candidates have pitched programs that would