June 19, 2019

Neguse adds textbook relief to Democrats' education bill

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse scored $5 million to help college kids avoid some of the high costs of textbooks.

The money for an open-access textbooks pilot program was in an appropriations bill that passed the U.S. House floor Wednesday.

Neguse's office said he also helped secure $1 billion for a federal grant program that supports students with disabilities.

The $1 billion is included in the $13.36 billion Democrats hope to allocate the Individuals with Disabilities Act.