2009 Letters to Congress and Administration

December 

  • Letter in support of Polis-Murphy-Bishop amendment to HR 4173 (View PDF) - December 10, 2009
  • Thank you letter to Secretary Arne Duncan for Addressing Presidents at AASCU Annual Meeting (View PDF) - December 2, 2009
  • Coalition Letter to Chairman Dodd and Ranking Member Shelby supporting the full authority of the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency over all private student loans (View PDF) - December 2, 2009


November

  • Letter to the Senate HELP Committee on Remedying Taxation of Federal Student Loan Forgiveness in the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (H.R. 3221) (View PDF) - November 10, 2009
  • Letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on the Modernization of the Tax Treatment of Cell Phones (View PDF) - October 26, 2009
  • Letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on the Extension of the Tuition Deduction and IRA Charitable Rollover (View PDF) - October 26, 2009
  • Coalition letter to Chairman Frank supporting Rep. Waters' amendment to H.R. 3126, giving the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency full authority over all private student loans (View PDF) - October 8, 2009
  • Letter to the Senate opposing the Coburn Amendment 2631 to H.R. 2846, the FY 2010 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (View PDF) - Appropriations Bill.


September

  • Coalition letter to Rep. Cohen requesting changes in treatment of educational debt in bankruptcy laws (View PDF) - September 23, 2009
  • AASCU's Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on General and Non-Loan Programmatic Issues (View PDF) - September 22, 2009
  • AASCU letter to Chairman Miller outlining concerns in H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (View PDF) - September 16, 2009


June - July

  • Letter to the House of Representatives concerning provisions in H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (View PDF) - September 16, 2009
  • Letter to President Obama urging the restoration of academic travel between the US and Cuba (View PDF) - July 22, 2009
  • Letter to House Education Committee Chairman on HR 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (View PDF) - July 21, 2009
  • Committee for Education Funding Fiscal Year 2010 Letter to Appropriators (View PDF) - July 15, 2009
  • Letter to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Support of the DREAM Act, S. 729/H.R. 1751 (View PDF) - July 1, 2009
  • Letter to Congress on Maintaining Federal Funding for Minority Serving Institutions (View PDF) - June 19, 2009
  • Letter to the House of Representatives in Support of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 (View PDF) - June 9, 2009
  • Amicus Brief submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of O'Connell, et al vs. Chapman University, supporting the U.S. District Court of Central California ruling on higher education accreditation decisions, affirming that courts should not substitute their judgment for that of accrediting bodies. (View PDF) - June 3, 2009


May

  • Letter to Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on the proposed amendments to Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) Docket No. R-1353 (View PDF) - May 26, 2009
  • Letter sent to the House and Senate Appropriators encouraging support of federal higher education funding (View PDF) - May 15, 2009
  • Letter to HELP Committee on Proposed Changes to the Master Calendar Provision of the HEA H. R. 1777 (View PDF) - May 8, 2009
  • Letter from Secretary Duncan to the Congress requesting a waiver of Master Calendar rules that prompted a response by the higher education community above (View PDF) - May 4, 2009


April

  • Letter to the House and Senate in Support of S. Con. Res. 13 (View PDF) - April 28, 2009
  • Letter to Congressional committees urging support for international and foreign language programs (View PDF) - April 21, 2009
  • Letter to U.S. Representatives supporting the House version of the FY2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution (View PDF) - April 21, 2009
  • Letter to Senators supporting the House version of the FY2010 Concurrent Budget Resolution (View PDF) - April 21, 2009


March

  • Letter to the House of Representatives in Support of the FY 2010 Budget Resolution (View PDF) - March 31, 2009
  • Letter to Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki offering principles on the implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill (View PDF) - March 25, 2009
  • Committee for Education Funding Joint Letter with National Collaboration for Youth to members of the Budget Committee regarding FY2010 Budget (View PDF) - March 24, 2009
  • Letter to Secretary Duncan regarding teacher education and student loan default recommendations for change (View PDF) - March 5, 2009
  • Attachment to March 5 letter to Secretary Duncan highlighting AASCU positions in the 2009 Public Policy Agenda (View PDF) - March 5, 2009
  • Student Aid Alliance Letter opposing McCain Amendment to the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (View PDF) - March 3, 2009
  • Committee for Education Funding Letter to Majority Leader Reid in support of the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (View PDF) - March 2, 2009


February

  • Letter to Secretary Duncan suggesting changes to eligibility determination in the Pell Grant program (View PDF) - February 19, 2009
  • Letter to House and Senate conferees advocating AASCU's positions on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - February 11, 2009
  • Letter to House-Senate Conferees on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - February 11, 2009
  • Student Aid Alliance Letter to the Senate opposing cuts to the Pell Grant program (View PDF) - February 6, 2009
  • Letter to Senators urging inclusion of Pell Grant funding in the final stimulus bill (View PDF) - February 5, 2009
  • Letter to Sen. Shaheen supporting the college infrastructure amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - February 4, 2009
  • Student Aid Alliance Letter to the Senate urging inclusion of Pell Grant funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - February 2, 2009


January

  • Committee for Education Funding Letter to Members of Congress in Support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - January 27, 2009
  • Letter to the House of Representatives in Support of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - January 27, 2009
  • Student Aid Alliance Letter to the House of Representatives in Support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - January 26, 2009
  • Letter to Chairmen Frank and Miller urging consumer protection and accountability standards for fund disbursement to private student loan lenders under the TALF program (View PDF) - January 26, 2009
  • Letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs commenting on regulations in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (View PDF) - January 22, 2009
  • Letter to Chairman David Obey and Speaker Pelosi applauding higher education provisions included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (View PDF) - January 16, 2009