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View letters, comments, and testimony from AAUW to lawmakers and regulators

2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to Congress Supporting Student Aid Accountability Provisions (3/22/17)
Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee opposing Reauthorization of D.C. Voucher Program (3/7/2017)
Letter to the Department of Education Supporting the Civil Rights Data Collection (2/28/17)
Letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with Recommendations Regarding Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Agency’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.  (2/27/2017)
Letter to Congressional Leadership Supporting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Student Debt Work (2/13/2017)
AAUW Letter to House of Representatives Opposing Private School Voucher Schemes (2/2/2017)
AAUW Letter to the Senate opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education (1/31/2017)
Letter Opposing Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education (1/30/2017)
Letter to House and Senate CTE Caucus Chairs Supporting Perkins Act Reauthorization (1/26/2017)
AAUW Letter to the Senate Expressing Concerns Around nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education (1/10/2017)
Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership on then-Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Questions (1/9/2017)
Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership on then-Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Positions on Sex Discrimination and harassment in Schools (1/9/2017)

2015–2016 (114th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to the U.S. Department of Education Ensure the Every Student Succeeds Act Includes Underserved Groups (3/4/2016)
Letter Urging Congress to Co-sponsor Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016 (3/3/2016)
Letter to U.S. Department of Education on Disproportionality in Special Education (5/16/2016)
AAUW Letter to House Calling for Co-Sponsors for Child Care Access Means Parents in School Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4681) (5/26/2016)
Letter to House Opposing Reauthorization of D.C. School Voucher Program (6/22/2016)
Letter to Congressional Leadership Opposing Any Appropriation Riders That Delay or Block Dept. of Education Gainful Employment Regulation (6/21/2016)
Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership Urging Prioritization of Student Advancement in Higher Education Act Reauthorization (6/21/2016)
Letter to U.S. Department of Education Urging Decrease Proposed N-Size Threshold in ESSA Regulations (7/13/2016)
AAUW Letter to House Calling for Cosponsors for Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2016 (7/14/2016)
Letter to Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. on Accountability and State Plan Requirements in ESSA (8/1/2016)
Letter to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Leadership Opposing Private School Vouchers in the Native American Education Opportunity Act (9/6/2016)
Letter to Senate and House Appropriation Committee Chairs Opposing Any Attempts to Raid Pell Grant Funding (10/21/2016)
Letter to Education Secretary John B. King, Jr on Supplement Not Supplant Regulations (11/7/2016)
Letter to Local and State Educational Agencies and Policymakers to Address Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools (11/21/2016)
Letter to the Hon. Robert Scott on Education and the Workforce on HEA Reauthorization (6/12/2015)
Letter to the House Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means on Welfare Reform (7/29/2015)
Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Campus Sexual Violence (7/28/215)
AAUW Letter on House Consideration of Student Success Act (HR5) and Amendments (2/26/2015)
Letter to Congress Supporting STEM Bills (2/24/2015)
Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (1/16/2015)
Coalition Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (1/11/2015)

Comments

Comments to U.S. Department of Education on Proposed Student Borrower Regulations (8/1/2016)

2013–2014 (113th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Testimony of Dr. Catherine Hill for House “Training the Trainers” hearing (11/15/2013)
Letters to Congress regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (2/17/2013)

Comments

Comments to Department of Commerce Opposing Elimination of Questions in the American Community Survey (12/30/2014)
Comments to Department of Education on DC Vouchers (2/22/2013)
Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Financial Instruments (3/18/2013)
Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Private Loans (4/8/2013)