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Fattah Unites With Coons & Rubio To Make College Dreams A Reality

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a devoted and fervent advocate of education and educational opportunities for all children, was joined by his colleague, Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) today to introduce "The American Dream Accounts Act of 2013."  The goal of the legislation, which Senators Coons and Rubio introduced in the Senate earlier this month, is to improve the number of low-income students able to access and complete a college education.

The legislation utilizes the power of the internet to create "Dream accounts" that allow low-income young people to reach for and succeed in higher education.

"The American Dream Accounts Act of 2013" is the latest in the continuum of Fattah's fight to improve the educational opportunities of low-income and under-represented students from early childhood to post graduate school.

Congressman Fattah, widely respected as a leader for college access and affordability for under-served students, is also the primary sponsor of the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides a $2,500 tax credit for tuition and other expenses for college students and their families. To date, more than 12.5 million families received AOTC tax credits valued at $14.3 billion.

Fattah's signature educational achievement GEAR UP – Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – has helped prepare up to 12 million low-income students from sixth to 12 th grade for the rigors of higher education.

"Higher education is essential to getting a good job in this economy and achieving the American Dream," said Fattah. "But as the costs of attending college have increased dramatically, some students see that dream as beyond their reach.  This legislation will make that dream a reality by providing the information and support our children need to succeed.  In this way, the American Dream Accounts Act of 2013 places a college education within reach of every child."

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