Statement by SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

“Through the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, we are moving closer to further opening the door of college opportunity for millions of students in the years ahead. This legislation will boost funding for Pell Grants, scale proven college completion programs, address workforce and training needs, and strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and minority-serving institutions. We are particularly pleased that Build Back Better recognizes the importance of state-federal collaboration to advance shared policy goals in higher education. SHEEO appreciates all of the support from House members in prioritizing higher education and urges the Senate to approve this historic legislation as soon as possible.”