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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.
November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson yesterday wrote to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden detailing strong concerns that public research universities have with provisions in the version of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that the Senate Finance Committee is expected to markup this week. The letter, which was also sent to each House and Senate office, notes that those provisions would ultimately impact the services students receive and tuition they pay, and impede efforts to develop the highly-skilled workforce needed to propel our nation’s economy forward.
September 5, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.
September 2, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) expressing strong support for swift congressional action that would, at a minimum, codify the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy into law.
April 24, 2017
Washington, DC – Following up on their call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that charges Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. risks falling behind other nations that are doubling down on investments in research, science, education, and other innovation-related policies.
March 8, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today testified on Capitol Hill as a public witness before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. McPherson urged the panel to approve funding that would restore the year-round Pell grant program and increase investments for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health. The following are the prepared remarks McPherson submitted to complement his testimony before the subcommittee.
March 6, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s new executive order that temporarily prohibits the issuing of new visas to citizens of six countries.
January 28, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven countries from entering the U.S.
August 27, 2015
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Warns that National Goal of 60 Percent of Adults with Post-Secondary Degree is in Jeopardy Without Renewed State Support of Public Higher Education