As college students enter the end of semester, their holiday giving list might be limited because of mighty textbook expenses. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin continues to beat the drum for reduced textbook costs. In recent weeks, he introduced The Affordable College Textbook Act, which is designed to help students manage costs by making high quality textbooks easily accessible to students, professors, and the public for free. Durbin says costs have been surging too far for too long.
Durbin says textbook costs are forcing college students to make difficult choices.
Durbin introduced the legislation in late September. It was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.