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Higher Education Legislation

AAU and ACE joined more than three dozen other higher education organizations in a letter to Speaker Ryan and Minority Leader Pelosi to express grave reservations about the version of H.R. 4508, PROSPER Act passed in December by the Education and the Workforce Committee.
AAU wrote to Sen. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), in response to his white paper on higher education accountability.
With little time to review the proposed HEA bill and its amendments, we are deeply concerned that the proposed sweeping changes will negatively impact college access and affordability and prove detrimental to the education and training of our future workforce.
AAU joined several other higher education associations in a letter to the Committee on Education and the Workforce to express concern with H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.
AAU joined several other higher education associations in letters to the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs in support of Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017.
AAU signed on to the American Council on Education's letter to Representative Lois Frankel in support of the Veterans Education Empowerment Act of 2017
Letter in support of S. J. Res. 26, resolution of disapproval blocking implementation of an October 2016 rule related to teacher preparation programs.
Letter in support of H. J. Res. 58, resolution of disapproval blocking implementation of an October 2016 rule related to teacher preparation programs.
A statement by AAU President Mary Sue Coleman on Senate passage Saturday of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.
A statement by AAU President Mary Sue Coleman on legislation introduced today to provide “provisional protected status” to DREAMers.