We are profoundly disappointed with the Senate’s approval of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” which, like its House counterpart, contains key provisions that undermine public colleges and universities. As we have previously stated, the bill’s provisions on the
deductibility of state and local taxes and its adverse treatment of charitable giving will reduce access to affordable, high quality public higher education in America.
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.