Government Affairs

Letter to Finance Committee on Senate Tax Plan

November 14, 2017

UPCEA, along with ​ACE, and nearly 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) regarding the higher education provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).

The groups write they are concerned about provisions in the bill that would negatively impact students and undermine institutions by reducing charitable giving, creating an unprecedented tax on private colleges and universities, increasing costs and the regulatory burden on many colleges and universities, reducing the ability to access tax-exempt bonds for capital projects, and threatening state investment in higher education.

Read the full Letter to Senate Finance Committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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UPCEA Policy Committee

 Scott Weimer, Virgina Tech, Chair
Jennifer Blum, Laureate Education
Dave Cillay, Washington State University
Bea Gonzalez, Syracuse University
Reed Scull, University of Wyoming
Jim Shaeffer, Old Dominion University