Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    39
    Issued for: 
    December 1, 2017

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    Congress continues its work on a tax bill. Once both chambers pass their different versions of the bill, a conference to resolve the differences will be convened in the next few weeks. The conference provides an additional opportunity to advocate for changes. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    38
    Issued for: 
    November 17, 2017

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    The House passed its tax bill this week, and the Senate marked up its bill (see below), and will vote on it after Thanksgiving. Both bills could have significant impact on graduate students. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    37
    Issued for: 
    November, 10, 2017

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    The House marked up its tax bill this week, and intends to take it to the floor next week for a vote. The Senate just released policy highlights of its bill (see below) and plans to mark it up in committee starting on Monday. Both bills could have significant impact on graduate students. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    36
    Issued for: 
    November 3, 2017

    Advocacy Opportunity

     

    The House released its tax bill (see below), which as drafted, will have significant impact on graduate students. 

     

    Congressional Update

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    35
    Issued for: 
    October 27, 2017

    Congressional Update

     

    House and Senate Both Back in Session; Budget Adopted

    On Thursday, the House passed the Senate’s FY 2018 budget resolution, with reconciliation instructions for a $1.5 trillion tax reform bill. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    34
    Issued for: 
    October 20, 2017

    New CGS Advocacy Resource

     

    State policymakers have an important role with respect to higher education. State legislatures tend to operate differently from the U.S. Congress. 

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    33
    Issued for: 
    October 13, 2017

    Congressional Update

     

    House in Session this Week; Senate Returns on Monday

    On Thursday, the House approved a $36.5 billion supplemental spending bill to provide recovery assistance to areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, and the wildfires in western states including California.

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    32
    Issued for: 
    October 6, 2017

    Congressional Update

     

    House Passes 2018 Budget

    The House passed its FY 2018 Budget Resolution on Thursday.

     

    White House Update

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    October 2017 GradEdge

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    4
    Issued for: 
    October 2017

    Preparing Graduate Students for Future Challenges in Scholarly Integrity

     

    Jeffrey A. Engler, Vice President, Special Projects, Council of Graduate Schools

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    Government Affairs Weekly Update

    Volume: 
    6
    Number: 
    31
    Issued for: 
    September 29, 2017

    CGS Releases Annual Report

     

    This week, CGS released its annual CGS/GRE Graduate Enrollment & Degrees: 2006-2016 report. 

     

    Congressional Update

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