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House Republicans want to slash funding for D.C.'s college tuition program, but city leaders expect the popular program to remain intact.

House Republicans want to cut DC TAG — the city's tuition assistance program — by a third, reducing the budget from $30 million to $20 million.

D.C.'s delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton believes the Senate will restore full funding to the program, which helps D.C. students pay for historically black colleges and public universities outside of D.C., as well as private universities located in the District.

Norton says Republicans tried the same maneuver last year only to see funding restored by the Senate.

Norton also says she is also happy that the budget bill contains a provision that would allow D.C. to operate even if the federal government shuts down next year.

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