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

2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to Secretary DeVos opposing gutting protections for students and taxpayers in regulatory reform (9/20/17)
Letter to Secretary DeVos urging Department of Education not to undermine civil rights (9/20/17)
Letter to Secretary DeVos expressing concerns about the impact of student loan servicing and debt collection changes and undermined regulations on Black and Latino borrowers (9/19/17)
Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee urging protection of Pell Grants (9/5/17)
Letter to Congress urging them to continue the annual indexation of Pell Grants to inflation (7/25/17)
Letter to Assistant Secretary Candice Jackson demanding she reject rape myths and meet with survivors (7/20/17)
Letter to House Appropriations Committee Opposing FY 2018 cuts to Pell Grants (7/18/2017)

Letter to Secretary DeVos opposing delay, dismantling, or weakening of gainful employment and borrower defense regulations (7/12/17)
Letter to House of Representatives expressing concerns with Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R.2353) (6/22/2017)
Letter to House Committee on Education and the Workforce urging support for the Bonamici/Polis Amendment to Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (5/16/2017)
AAUW Letter to House Committee on Education and the Workforce expressing concerns with Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (5/16/2017)

Letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Urging Appointment of an Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (4/24/17)
Letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray Urging Senate Vetting of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (4/24/17)
Letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Urging Response to Meeting Request from Title IX Advocates (4/17/17)
Letter in Support of Protecting the Federal Student Loan Program and Strengthening Pell Grants (4/4/17)
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)

Comments
AAUW Comments on Education Regulatory Review (9/20/2017)

2015–2016 (114th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to House of Representatives to oppose the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act (H.R.5587) (9/13/16)
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)