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July 3, 2019
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel, Alaska Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, and all the members of the 31st Alaska State Legislature urging them to override the line-item veto that would exact massive cuts to Alaska’s state universities.
May 14, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to reject the administration’s revised budget request, which would rescind $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant reserve to, in part, fund the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
May 8, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ bill that increases funding for student aid and biomedical research.
February 25, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson and Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman sent the Office of Management and Budget and congressional leaders a letter urging them to negotiate a new bipartisan budget agreement that raises discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021.
September 14, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson last night submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Education in responses to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Gainful Employment (GE). APLU strongly opposes the complete elimination of GE and urges the Department to instead work to address legitimate concerns regarding the rule, such as institutional reporting burden, while retaining essential accountability.
September 14, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the deal a House-Senate conference committee reached on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education bill.
June 29, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education bill that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved.
March 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill agreement.
February 15, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter and comments to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The letter responds to the chairman’s request for feedback on his white paper on ‘Higher Education Accountability.’
February 12, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal.