Alabama State University (93439)

Two weeks ago, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware introduced legislation to assist historically black colleges and universities.

And last week, the bill passed the Senate on its way to the House.

Coons is known as a methodical lawmaker. But when his bill to help HBCUs sailed through the usually slow-moving Senate in roughly a week, he was giddy.

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