Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Final Passage of Respect for Marriage Act and Need to Accomplish More in Lame-duck Session December 08, 2022 Section 1 Content"We applaud Congress for acting in a bipartisan manner to safeguard the ability of all Americans to marry the person of their choice. Of course, that basic right, the legal right to marry the person you love, should never be in question again in our nation. Higher education stresses the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion to our students and campus communities every day. It is unfortunate that the need arose for federal lawmakers to codify protections for same-sex and interracial marriages. But it was vitally important to take action and do so now. We could not leave millions of our fellow citizens in a state of fear and uncertainty over their ability to live their lives freely and as they choose. But lawmakers should not stop here during this lame-duck session. It's far overdue to act to provide Dreamers with permanent legislative protections. And now is also the time to pass the largest possible increase to the maximum Pell Grant to expand access to higher education. The final weeks of the 117th session of Congress are an opportunity to accomplish much that will positively affect the lives of millions of deserving individuals in our country." Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Media Contact Jon Riskind Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone:(202) 939-9453 Button Content Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related News November 13, 2023 The House Committee on Education and the Workforce last week voted to approve the DETERRENT Act, a bill to amend Section 117 of the Higher Education Act and create massive new reporting requirements regarding foreign funding to colleges and universities. Read More News November 13, 2023 House Committee Approves Foreign Influence Bill Podcast November 2, 2023 SJSU President Cynthia Teniente-Matson joins the podcast to talk about her first year at the California campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, particularly how to create equitable spaces at public institutions. Read More Podcast November 2, 2023 Equity and Inclusion in Silicon Valley and Beyond News July 17, 2023 The House Appropriations Committee last week released the text of the bill that funds federal education programs for FY 2024, revealing drastic cuts to a number of key higher education programs for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Read More News July 17, 2023 House Spending Bill Eliminates Federal Work-Study and SEOG Grants, Makes Other Drastic Cuts to Higher Ed Programs News June 12, 2023 Questions remain about how the new FAFSA needs analysis formula, which is supposed to fully go into effect on July 1, 2024, will impact students and families. Read More News June 12, 2023 ACE, Other Associations Ask ED to Examine Impact of New FAFSA Need Analysis Formula News May 30, 2023 ACE and 32 other higher education groups sent a letter May 25 to the House and Senate agriculture committees urging lawmakers to streamline SNAP eligibility requirements to make these benefits more accessible for students. Read More News May 30, 2023 ACE, Associations Tell Congress That Food Insecurity Remains a Problem for Students News May 8, 2023 ACE and 19 other higher education associations are supporting the Tax-Free Pell Grant Act, which would repeal the taxability of Pell Grants and help hundreds of thousands of low-income Pell Grant recipients access the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Read More News May 8, 2023 ACE, Other Associations Support Tax-Free Pell Grant Act Workshop March 28 to 29, 2023 Join us for a two-day, in-person event with a workshop, site visits with community partners, and a panel to discuss community-engaged teaching and scholarship in preparation for the Carnegie Elective Classification application. Read More Workshop March 28 to 29, 2023 Community Engagement Workshop for HBCUs and PBIs at Stillman College News January 27, 2023 Nearly a month into the 118th Congress, committee assignments are still being finalized, although the picture is relatively clear for education. Read More News January 27, 2023 Committees for the 118th Congress Take Shape Podcast January 26, 2023 House Republicans have announced committee assignments and are already talking oversight hearings, and the debt ceiling debate begins. The hosts also discuss ED’s aggressive regulatory agenda for 2023. Read More Podcast January 26, 2023 What the New Congress and Biden Administration Have in Store for Higher Ed in 2023 Podcast November 21, 2022 Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith talk about what the midterm elections mean for higher education policy in the lame-duck session and beyond. Read More Podcast November 21, 2022 Midterm Election Aftermath Workshop October 28, 20221:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET This workshop, co-hosted by the California Community Colleges’ Success Network, assists community colleges preparing to apply for the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Ask questions to demystify the process. Read More Workshop October 28, 20221:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET Community Colleges and the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement News August 15, 2022 Congress has passed the Ensuring the Best Schools for Veterans Act of 2022 (S. 4458), an important piece of legislation that means veterans can continue to enroll in quality higher education programs of their choosing. Read More News August 15, 2022 Congress Approves Veterans Legislation Clarifying 85-15 Exemption News August 10, 2022 President Biden yesterday signed into law the CHIPS and Science Act, a $280 billion bipartisan bill to boost domestic high-tech manufacturing and increase funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other research agencies. Read More News August 10, 2022 President Signs CHIPS and Science Act, Investing Billions in Research Podcast July 28, 2022 Mamie Voight, president and CEO of the Institution for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), joins the podcast and talks with Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer about IHEP’s work. Read More Podcast July 28, 2022 How Colleges Can Avoid the Dreaded Data Dump News July 20, 2022 The House has passed two bills that seek to address the growing mental health crisis on college campuses: the Enhancing Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Through Campus Planning Act and the Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act. Read More News July 20, 2022 House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Address Student Mental Health News July 18, 2022 The event was part of ACE’s ongoing Women’s Leadership Speaker series and featured Gayle Hutchinson, Linda A. Livingstone, Fayneese S. Miller, and moderator Luoluo Hong. Read More News July 18, 2022 ACE Convenes Women Leaders to Speak About Past, Present, and Future of Title IX News July 15, 2022 The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs heard testimony June 13 on a range of pending legislation to help veterans, primarily bills to fine-tune and address unintended consequences of laws already on the books. Read More News July 15, 2022 Senate VA Committee Holds Hearing on Bills to Fine-Tune Laws that Support Veterans Video July 13, 20222:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET Since Title IX passed 50 years ago, the education sector has been realizing advances in gender equity. Celebrate this milestone—join a July 13 discussion on progress so far and future plans. Read More Video July 13, 20222:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET Title IX: Celebrating 50 Years and Preparing for the Future News June 17, 2022 The deadline for institutions to apply for Hillel International’s 2022-23 Campus Climate Initiative (CCI) Cohort is July 18. Read More News June 17, 2022 Registration Open for Hillel Campus Climate Initiative Cohort Podcast June 16, 2022 How will issues like student loan forgiveness, immigration, and on the state level—academic freedom and critical race theory play out as November approaches? Read More Podcast June 16, 2022 Midterm Elections Loom Over Higher Ed News June 13, 2022 June 15 marks 10 years since President Barack Obama announced an executive memorandum creating DACA, an initiative that has provided some protection and work authorization for over 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. Read More News June 13, 2022 DACA Is Now 10 Years Old. What Does the Future Hold?