Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama unveiled new proposals to address the rising costs of higher education at a speech at SUNY Buffalo:
“President Obama’s proposals are a bold step toward keeping higher education within reach for millions of middle class families and low-income students in America. The President’s key principles of access, affordability, and outcomes are critical goals toward securing the role of America’s institutions of higher education as global leaders.
“Investing in the education of our children is the greatest safeguard of our nation’s future – ensuring that another generation will once again out-invent, out-innovate, and out-manufacture the rest of the world. House Democrats share the President’s commitment and we are committed ensuring a higher education is not just a luxury for the few, but an opportunity for all.”