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Higher Education Legislation

AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter urging Senate and House budget committee leaders to make bold investments in the health, security, prosperity, and future of our nation as they craft the FY22 budget.

AAU, AACC, and 21 other higher education associations and organizations sent a letter to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) expressing enthusiastic support for the Tax-Free Pell Grant Act.

Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter addressed to the leaders of the Senate Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee requesting that they include “robust funding for the Title VI/Fulbright-Hays International Ed

AAU, ACE, and 32 other associations sent a letter urging the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to include higher education tax proposals in any legislation that incorporates the American Jobs and American Families plans.
AAU, ACE and 46 other organizations sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees reiterating the higher education community's funding requests for the FY22 appropriations process.
AAU joined the Coalition for International Education on a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging them to support enhancements to Title VI of the Higher Education Act, as proposed in the bipartisan Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act.
Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are circulating a “dear colleague” letter asking senators to join a letter to President Joe Biden requesting he work with Congress on a plan to double the maximum Pell Grant award.
AAU joined over 300 organizations and nearly 900 colleges and universities on a letter urging Members of Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant award.
AAU letter expressing gratitude for pandemic relief measures to date and outlining steps the federal policymakers should pursue in a bipartisan manner to continue to support our nation's recovery and strengthen our global competitiveness.
The Student Aid Alliance sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee staff requesting the committee fund federal student aid programs without statutory budget caps.