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ACE & ACPA Seek Finalization On US Dept. Of Education Fiscal Year 2017 Appropriations

from ACPA

Representative Paul Ryan
Representative Nancy Pelosi
Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator Chuck Schumer

Dear Speaker Ryan, Leader Pelosi, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer: On behalf of the undersigned associations, we write to encourage you to finalize work on the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) appropriations process in the most expedient and least disruptive way. We are greatly concerned about what any additional delays to the appropriations process may mean for critical student aid and research programs.

In addition, we strongly oppose the cuts to FY17 appropriated funding proposed by the Administration, which would rashly target Pell Grants, teacher preparation programs and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), among other programs. As the representatives of colleges and universities, we know how important the federal investment in higher education is. Students depend on financial aid programs to pursue postsecondary education and researchers depend on the competitive grant funding made available to drive the technological innovation that fuels our economy and improves the lives of all of our citizens.

Read the full letter here.

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