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Democrats Agree to Drop Community College From Biden Plan (2)

Oct. 19, 2021, 11:30 PM

Fractious congressional Democrats are getting somewhat closer to agreement on scaling back President Joe Biden’s economic plan, including dropping two years of free community college from the bill.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal and Representative Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, confirmed that the community college provision would fall by the wayside as Democrats struggled to reduce the size and scope of the measure to satisfy party moderates. Community college made up $109 billion of the multi-trillion dollar plan.

But Representative Jimmy Gomez, a California Democrat, said he had hope that community college tuition would remain in ...

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