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AAU, Associations Urge House Education Committee to Approve $40B for Higher Education in Pandemic Relief Bill

AAU joined ACE, and 20 other higher education organizations on a letter to House Education Committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to offer support for $40 billion in emergency relief included in its FY21 budget reconciliation bill. The letter notes that while the funds fall well short of the approximately $97 billion students and campuses need, the funds represent “the most significant effort so far to address the crippling financial impact of the pandemic on American higher education.”

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