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Sixty-five HBCU presidents and chancellors wrote a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for their support in passing the Build Back Better legislation. Citing historic investments in HBCUs and other institutions serving students of color, the group warned of the "unsustainable" trend in increasing financial inequity. 

Proposed HBCU investments have been slashed in a recent House Education Committee proposal. A part of the upcoming budget reconciliation process, the committee shaped a bill that falls short on promises to HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions.