HOUSTON — Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees and founder and Chair of the Congressional Children’s Caucus, announced Monday that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has awarded a $215,000 grant to Texas Southern University to help support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program.

“This $215,000 grant will help students at Texas Southern University be able to afford to continue their extremely important health services research. It is imperative that the research at this distinguished institution continues. I am so proud of Texas Southern University and its’ talented students for earning this momentous grant.”

“An open-minded, knowledgeable, and mature group of young people is incredibly important for the success of the Houston Metropolitan area, the United States, and our global society. That is why I have long championed and advocated for programs to help college students pay for their education; including furthering their research. I am so delighted to be able to draw attention to grants, such as the grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”

“I applaud and congratulate the students of Texas Southern University on being selected to receive this momentous grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.”

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