Incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein talks UC funding, gun control

Incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein talks UC funding, gun control

Dianne Feinstein said one way to combat tuition rises is to increase Pell Grants. Pell Grants currently cover less than a third of college tuition, she said. Feinstein said she has not voted against a single education program or loan and added she does not intend to ever vote against such proposals. (Sharon Zhen/Daily Bruin senior staff) U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she is depending on young people to advocate for gun control legislation. Members of the Daily Bruin Editorial Board spoke with Feinstein, a Democrat who is running for re-election against California state Sen. Kevin De León, via a phone call Monday. Feinstein, a current U.S. senator for California, has held the position since she was first elected in 1992. On higher education Feinstein said one way to combat tuition rises is to increase Pell Grants. Pell Grants currently cover less than a third of college tuition, she said. Feinstein said she has not voted against a single education program or loan and added she does not intend to ever vote against such proposals. “We probably provide the University of California – its 10 campuses – about $10 billion a year,” she said. “A lot of it goes to labs I’m sure, but a lot of money goes out for education too.” Nevertheless, Feinstein said it is up to the state government to provide the UC with funding and added she thinks the state should put more money into the UC. On gun control Feinstein said she authored […]

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