Ex-Rep. Paul Mitchell had a dying wish for Congress: Pass this bill
Paul Mitchell speaks at the first star foster youth success in college event. - Website of Paul Mitchell for Congress/TNS/TNS

WASHINGTON — From his death bed, independent former U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell was thinking about the higher education bill he never got passed while in Congress and, in typical Mitchell style, decided to do something about it. On the day his family thought would be his last, Mitchell's wife Sherry helped him draft a letter from his hospice bed to the leaders of the education committees in the House and Senate, urging them to take up the College Transparency Act and pass it this year. "That's literally the last signature of his I have," Sherry said. "He wasn't as much someone who was concerned ab...