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Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the House Tax Reform Proposal

November 02, 2017

 

​“Taken in its entirety, the House tax reform proposal released today would discourage participation in postsecondary education, make college more expensive for those who do enroll, and undermine the financial stability of public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. According to the summary of the legislation provided by the House Committee on Ways and Means, this bill would increase the cost to students of attending college by more than $65 billion between 2018 and 2027. This is not in America’s national interest.

We believe it is possible to offer tax relief to hard-working middle-class and lower-income Americans in a way that does not increase college costs and make a quality higher education less accessible. We are eager to work with Congress to enact such legislation.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Jon Riskind ▪ 202-697-0741 or 202-939-9453 ▪ jriskind@acenet.edu


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