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Letter to the Senate in Support of Flexibility for Veterans Education Benefits During the Pandemic
9/23/2020Letter to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs in support of extending a law to help ensure that veteran education benefits are not disrupted because of COVID-19. The new end date is December 2021.
Topic(s):
Veterans; Veterans Education; Legislation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to the House in Support of Flexibility for Veterans Education Benefits During the Pandemic
9/23/2020Letter to the House Committee on Veteran Affairs in support of extending a law to help ensure that veteran education benefits are not disrupted because of COVID-19. The new end date is December 2021.
Topic(s):
Veterans; Veterans Education; Legislation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter on Confucius Institute Provisions in the NDAA
9/18/2020Letter to House and Senate Armed Services committees requesting that conferees working on the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act reject language that would require the Education Department to review memoranda of understanding that establish campus Confucius Institutes.
Topic(s):
Campus Issues; Regional and Global Partnerships; Legislation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Homeland Security and Consular Affairs on Visa Guidance
8/12/2020Letter to Homeland Security and the Bureau of Consular Affairs asking for assurance that international students can safely travel to begin the academic term this fall.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation; Crisis Management
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Congress in Support of Changes to COVID-19 Loan Programs
8/6/2020Letter to Senate and House leadership in support of changes to the Small Business Administration, Paycheck Protection Program, and Main Street Lending Program in next COVID-19 relief package to make these programs more accessible to colleges and universities.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Legislation; Budget; Federal Budget and Appropriations
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request for Continued Support for Research During the Pandemic
8/3/2020Letter to Congress, the Department of the Treasury, and the White House requesting emergency funding for scientific research in the next COVID-19 relief package under consideration.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Legislation; Research; Research Funding
Type:
Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief to Delay Effective Date of Title IX Regulations
7/31/2020Brief submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the motion to delay the Aug. 14, 2020, effective date of the Department of Education's new regulations on Title IX filed by the Victim Rights Law Center.
Topic(s):
Title IX; Regulation; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Summary of the Higher Education Provisions in the HEALS Act
7/29/2020The emergency spending package released by Senate Republicans on July 27, 2020, is comprised of multiple bills known collectively as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.
Topic(s):
Legislation; Crisis Management; Federal Budget and Appropriations
Type:
Bill Summary
Letter to Congressional Leaders Requesting Liability Protection During the COVID-19 Pandemic
7/29/2020Letter in support of the Safe to Work Act, which provides temporary and targeted liability protections related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Legislation; Law and Courts
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Secretary Devos on Interim Final Rule in the CARES Act
7/2/2020Letter to Secretary Betsy Devos on the Interim Final Rule for establishing student eligibility for emergency grants under the CARES Act.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Budget; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Student Loans; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
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