The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 at 4 p.m. today. If passed, the bill will head to Trump’s desk for his signature.
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“Central State deserves to be treated in the same way as other historically black colleges when it comes to accessing federal funding under the Farm Bill, and I was pleased this important amendment was included,” Portman said in a prepared statement.
Turner and Central State president Cynthia Hammond-Jackson announced an effort to get CSU’s status recognized by the federal government in June. Turner at the time described the status problem as “one of those issues where you can’t believe that type of wrong is happening in your community.”
If the bill becomes law and CSU becomes eligible for more federal funding it will be “really beneficial not only to Central State but to the entire state of Ohio,” Jackson-Hammond said in June. This news organization has reached out to a Central State spokesman about the bill and this afternoon’s vote.
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