The bill is supported by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the UNCF and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Just last week, while on the campaign trail, Harris participated in a Thurgood Marshall Collge Fund fireside chat on the importance of sustaining HBCUs and how to keep their students competitive and prepared for today’s world. “I often say there are two things that shaped who I am today: my mother and my family and Howard University,” Harris said at the fireside chat. “Being at Howard University meant I knew I was interested in public policy.”
NEWS: The Senate has just passed my bill to reauthorize a program to protect & preserve historic HBCU buildings and sites across the country. I'm thrilled we were able to advance this & hopeful we can get it signed into law so that HBCUs can get the vital improvements they need.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) February 12, 2019
Bill Led By Sen. Kamala Harris To Preserve And Improve Historic HBCU Buildings, Sites Passes Senate
Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bipartisan bill to grant funding to HBCUs to ensure that historic buildings and sites on their campuses remain in good condition for future generations.