December 7, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to reach an agreement to raise the Fiscal Year 2018 discretionary spending caps at the same level for both defense and non-defense. McPherson’s letter details how raising the caps would enable passage of a final Fiscal Year 2018 spending bill that increases funding for research and higher education. Doing so would avoid a reduction in the budget caps that would lead to spending cuts in these critical areas.
December 5, 2017
Washington, DC – As the House and Senate move toward a conference committee to reconcile differences in their versions of the tax legislation, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Ranking Member Richard Neal, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden. The letter details key provisions public research universities believe should be protected in the final version of the legislation to help make college more accessible and affordable and to promote the nation’s economic prosperity.
December 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Higher Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
December 1, 2017
Washington, DC – BPC Action today convened a broad spectrum of organizations to rally support for a permanent, bipartisan solution for immigrants impacted by the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. Failure to act on legislation before the end of the year will continue to push thousands of individuals out of our workforce and academic institutions, and ultimately harm the U.S. economy. Now is the time for Republicans and Democrats to come together and negotiate a real, actionable solution.