On June 14th, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill that sets funding levels for key federal education and training programs starting in October 2012. This important decision preserves funding for the Pell Grant, which protects student’s access to financial aid and increases affordability for low-income students. The bill also allocates funding to improve the delivery of job training and education programs. In the long run, this will help low-income students to earn higher wages and land better jobs. For more information, click here.