News Release from AASCU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017-11-16

Contact: Jennifer Walpole 202-478-4665

AASCU STATEMENT ON HOUSE TAX VOTE

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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AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.