We are profoundly disappointed with the tax reform bill passed by the House today. As we have previously stated, this legislation undermines public higher education through its elimination of deductibility of state and local income and sales taxes, important tax advantages for students and families, and critical tax benefits
for institutions. Together, these changes will make college less affordable for the vast majority of students who access higher education through public colleges and universities. We look forward to working with Congress and the administration to correct this legislation's flawed provisions as it moves
through the legislative process.
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