Former Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell died yesterday at the age of 90. I don't know anything about his politics or how he did as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but I do appreciate the Pell Grant which was a great help in putting me through college.
I'm not sure I could have done it without the Pell Grant. That's what government should be doing for citizens in it's purest form. Giving us the ability to gain an education.
For the Pell Grant and the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, I thank you.