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Higher Education Regulation

AAU, ACE, and other higher education organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate education committees endorsing the College Transparency Act (S. 839/H.R. 2030) and urging the inclusion of CTA language currently in the America COMPETES Act in the final and reconciled version of the United States Innovation and Competition Act and the America COMPETES Act.
AAU joined ACE and 20 higher education associations in a letter to Congress outlining priorities for provisions related to STEM education and scientific research and innovation in the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) and the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260)

AAU joined ACE and 13 other higher education organizations in sending a letter to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee expressing concerns regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ recent 85-15 policy reset and changes in the requirements for a 35% exemption.

AAU and others sent a letter to Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, at the Department of Labor, requesting that the Department hold stakeholder meetings prior to the development and issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking on “white collar” exemptions to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Side-by-side comparison of provisions of interest in America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521) and U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S. 1260).
AAU joined over 100 organizations sending a letter to Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh requesting that the Department of Labor hold stakeholder meetings prior to the development and issuance of its anticipated proposed rulemaking on “white collar” exemptions to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
AAU joined six other higher education associations in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona requesting clear and comprehensive information on the department’s plans to resume student loan repayments on February 1, 2022.
AAU joined 17 other higher education associations in submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the case of Hughes, et al. v. Northwestern University, et al.
AAU joined ACE and six other higher education associations in sending a comment letter asking the Department of Education to withdraw its proposed information collection on reporting requirements for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program.
AAU joined six other higher education associations in sending a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging the Department of Education and the Biden administration to “develop and publicly share a clear plan to transition federal student loan borrowers back into repayment as soon as possible.”