HBCUs

| Fri, 04/03/2020 at 04:16 PM
DALLAS, TX (Blacknews.com) — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D- Ala.) said the $1.05 billion in emergency funding to HBCUs is critically needed to help these schools and the communities in which they’re located, according to an exclusive interview with Thomas Joyner Jr., founder and host of The New HBCUbiquity Podcast, produced by the PodoTron Network.
| Fri, 04/03/2020 at 04:13 PM
(US Black Engineer Magazine) – Speaking on the new HBCUbiquity Podcast, Senator Doug Jones (D- Ala.) said the $1.5 billion in emergency funding to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is critically needed to help these schools and the communities in which they’re located.
| Sun, 03/22/2020 at 10:08 AM

(Diverse Education) – Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Doug Jones (D-AL) on Thursday pressed for $1.5 billion in emergency funding to help historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

| Fri, 12/20/2019 at 01:49 PM

(Alabama Political Reporter) –– President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law the FUTURE Act, which restores millions in federal funding to historically black Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala, applauded the Senate for passing his bipartisan legislation on Dec. 10 to refund the minority-serving schools.

| Tue, 12/10/2019 at 11:28 AM
(Alabama Political Reporter) –– The U.S. House is set to take up a bipartisan bill approved by the Senate last week that would permanently restore funding for historically black colleges and universities and minority serving schools, but it’s less certain if the House will approve the bill in current form. 
| Wed, 12/04/2019 at 11:37 AM
(Alabama Political Reporter) –– Sen. Doug Jones today joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce a solution to both permanently fund Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and to take a first step toward simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Annual funding for MSIs expired on September 30, 2019.
| Wed, 11/20/2019 at 04:23 PM
Right now Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions across the country are facing a disastrous financial cliff, all because the Senate has failed to renew $255 million in federal funding for these schools.
| Tue, 11/05/2019 at 12:00 PM

(Alabama Political Reporter) –– Monday, U.S. Senators Doug Jones (D-Alabama) and Jon Tester (D-Montana) are leading a group of 36 of their colleagues in a new push to pass funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs).

| Wed, 09/18/2019 at 12:00 PM

(Alabama Political Reporter) –– U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, on Tuesday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring up for a vote the FUTURE Act, which protects federal funding for historically black colleges and universities.

Jones’s call for a vote came after the act’s unanimous passage in the House Tuesday evening. Jones and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, introduced the bill in May, which would renew $225 million in annual funding for minority-serving institutions. Without the act’s passage that funding will expire at the end of September.

| Thu, 09/12/2019 at 12:00 PM
(Alabama Political Reporter) –– U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Hoover, spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday to urge his colleagues to support renewed funding for historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions by passing his bipartisan, bicameral Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act.