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AAU joined ACE and 39 other higher education organizations to send a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos to urge the Education Department to provide emergency relief included in the CARES Act to colleges and universities quickly and with maximum flexibility.
AAU joined ACE, APLU, and three other higher education organizations on a letter to express their support for H.R. 6194, legislation that would ensure that veterans can still receive their GI bill benefits of their campuses move courses online due to COVID-19 concerns
AAU joined five other higher education institutions in sending a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren to thank her for reintroducing the bipartisan Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act.
Chairman Lamar Alexander introduced the Student Aid Improvement Act (S. 2557) on September 26, 2019. AAU has created a draft summary of the bill and will continue to update the summary and AAU Position column as we receive feedback from our members.
AAU sent a letter to House Education and Labor Committee leaders to offer comments on H.R. 4674, the “College Affordability Act.”
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman on the House Education and Labor Committee issued a statement about recent introduction of the College Affordability Act.
AAU, along with ACE, APLU, and 40 other higher education organizations, sent a letter to House leaders urging they pass the FUTURE Act

AAU, together with ACE, APLU, and 31 other higher education associations, sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Alfred Lawson Jr. (D-FL) to thank them for introducing S. 2143/H.R. 3809, the College Student Hunger Act of 2019.

AAU, along with other members of the higher education community, sent a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray on June 26, 2019 in support of the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS (Grad PLUS) Loan program. 
AAU along with 76 organizations Monday sent a letter to Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal of House Ways and Means to support the Employer Participation in Student Loan Assistance Act (H.R. 795).