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July 20, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, American Association of Community Colleges, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities today called on Congress to ensure public institutions of higher education are included in much-needed coronavirus response tax relief. The letter calls on lawmakers to ensure that public institutions of higher education are made eligible for the previously enacted paid leave tax credit, employee retention tax credit, and any additional critical support created in Phase IV in the same way private nonprofit and for-profit colleges and universities are eligible.
July 1, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure (LOCAL Infrastructure Act), which U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker (R-MS) and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced today.
May 15, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the passage of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act in the House of Representatives.
May 4, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement applauding the termination of the proposed merger of McGraw-Hill and Cengage.
February 10, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal.
December 17, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding a bipartisan agreement on a Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package.
December 4, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding a bipartisan agreement on the FUTURE Act in the U.S. Senate.
October 28, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter and policy analysis to House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott in which he notes APLU’s support for key parts of the College Affordability Act while expressing serious concerns for other parts of the bill.
September 17, 2019
Washington – APLU President Peter McPherson tonight released the following statement regarding House passage of the FUTURE Act.
September 3, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim, urging that the U.S. Department of Justice block the proposed merger of Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. McPherson warned that, if allowed, the merger would likely lead to increased textbook costs for students and would stifle innovation and competition within the industry.