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Letter to Congress As Conference Committee Begins Negotiations on Final Tax Bill

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Letter to Congress As Conference Committee Begins Negotiations on Final Tax Bill

December 08, 2017

​ACE and nearly 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Congressional tax reform conference committee ahead of its first meeting to produce unified legislation. The letter notes serious concerns with both the House- and Senate-approved versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and urges Congress to address several issues in the legislation that will negatively impact higher education, including changes to the standard deduction, the state and local tax deduction, and other concerns.​

Along with ACE, the other associations signing the letter include:

  • AccessLex Institute
  • ACPA-College Student Educators International
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American College Health Association
  • American Council on Education
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Indian Higher Education Consortium
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Student Conduct Administration
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Association of Research Libraries
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations
  • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
  • Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Council on Governmental Relations
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of College Stores
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • The Common Application
  • The Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

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