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Blog: Wu’s on First

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One bit of good news out of last week’s Washington, D.C. trip: We got to meet with Congressman David Wu.

I mean no disrespect here when I say that some elected officials need to be told what a community college is and how we operate. Congressman Wu isn’t one of those. He gets us. He understands the function of community colleges.

He also understands the importance of the Pell Grants, which are at risk of being severely cut back by the House this year.

Knowing he’s on our side helps the fight.

About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »