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Letter to Congress on Higher Education Priorities in the Build Back Better Plan
10/27/2021ACE and a coalition of higher education organizations urge House and Senate leadership to preserve critical investments in college affordability and completion in the final Build Back Better package.
Topic(s):
Affordability; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid
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Letters and Comments
Letter to Congress in Support of the Higher Education Provisions in the Build Back Better Act
10/20/2021Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging Congress to retain the level of higher education funding and key tax provisions provided in the Build Back Better Act passed by the House Budget Committee.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid; Taxation and Finance
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Letters and Comments
Letter to House Leadership on Repealing Pell Grant Taxability
9/23/2021Letter from ACE and other assocations to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging them to repeal the taxability of Pell Grants in the FY 2022 budget reconciliation process.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Taxation and Finance; Financial Aid; Pell Grants
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Letters and Comments
Letter to the Senate Finance Committee on Repealing Pell Grant Taxability
9/22/2021ACE President Ted Mitchell writes to urge members of the Senate Finance Committee to repeal the taxability of Pell Grants in the FY 2022 budget reconciliation process.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Taxation and Finance; Financial Aid; Pell Grants
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Letters and Comments
Letter of Support for the FY 2022 Budget Reconciliation Bill
9/9/2021Letter to the House Education and Labor Committee in support of the investments this legislation makes in students, educators, and institutions, and requesting lawmakers to include funding to double the maximum Pell Grant award.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Legislation; Financial Aid; Dreamers
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Letters and Comments
Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of the Ways and Means and Finance Committee on Repeal of the Taxability of Pell Grant Aid in Reconciliation
9/3/2021On behalf of ACE and the undersigned higher education associations are writing to urge you to repeal the taxability of Pell Grants by incorporating the “Tax-Free Pell Grant Act” in Reconciliation.
Topic(s):
Affordability; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Taxation and Finance
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Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief on COVID-19's Financial Impact on Colleges and Universities
8/27/2021This appeal is from one of the over 300 tuition refund class actions that the plaintiffs’ bar has filed against colleges and universities based on a false narrative that the unforeseen, unbudgeted for, and immediate pivot to largely online operations caused by COVID-19 was somehow a financial windfall to institutions. This amicus brief explains the financial impact of the pandemic to higher education institutions.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Budget; Law and Courts
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Amicus Brief
Letter of Support for the FY 2022 Labor HHS Minibus Bill
7/23/2021ACE and the other undersigned organizations write in support of the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill that will be considered on the floor as part of the FY22 minibus of appropriations bills.
Topic(s):
Campus Issues; Federal Budget and Appropriations; Legislation
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Letters and Comments
Letter of Support for the FY 2022 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill
7/14/2021Letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee in support of the higher education provisions in the FY 2022 Labor-HHS-Education bill.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations
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Letters and Comments
Letter to Chairs and Ranking Members of the Ways and Means and Finance Committee on Higher Ed Tax Proposals in American Jobs and American Families Plan
6/14/2021We are urging Congress to include the tax proposals onlined here in any legislation that incorporates the American Jobs and American Families plans.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Taxation and Finance
Type:
Letters and Comments
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