December 8, 2017
ACE’s Terry Hartle and Jonathan Fansmith warn in a Washington Post op-ed that the FCC’s proposed revision to net neutrality rules would do harm to higher education institutions, students, and scholars. In other news, there is continued coverage of...
ACE and nearly fifty other higher education associations sent this letter to the Congressional tax reform conference committee ahead of its first meeting to produce unified legislation.
December 4, 2017
The Senate on Saturday approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a bill ACE President Ted Mitchell called “a significant improvement over the measure passed by the House” but still problematic for higher education.
Higher Education Act
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has released a comprehensive bill to reauthorize the HEA, last renewed in 2008. The legislation includes some positive proposals but could negatively impact students and college affordability.
ACE summary of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, introduced in the House of Representatives on Dec. 1, 2017.
December 2, 2017
The Senate has approved its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a measure ACE President Ted Mitchell called “a significant improvement over the measure passed by the House” but still problematic for higher education.
December 1, 2017
Statement on the comprehensive bill released by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), last renewed in 2008.
November 29, 2017
Letter expressing continued strong opposition to the provisions in the Senate bill that will make college more expensive and erode the financial stability of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.
The Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday advanced the chamber's version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), with two key Republicans voting for the measure after previously expressing concerns.
November 28, 2017
Letter from ACE President Ted Mitchell urging the Senate to reject provisions in the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that repeal and make detrimental changes to important education tax benefits that help millions of students and their...