117th Congress
    April 19, 2021

    CGS Joins Letter of Support for International Education and Foreign Language Studies (05/12/21)

    On May 12, CGS joined the Coalition for International Education on a letter to the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee supporting Fiscal Year 2022 funding for HEA-Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs.

     

    CGS Letter Supporting NSF for the Future Act (05/03/21)

    On May 3, CGS sent a letter to members of the House Science Committee endorsing the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Future Act, which would make meaningful improvements to graduate STEM education and research training,

     

    CGS Joins Letter in Support for International and Foreign Language Education (04/27/21)

    On April 27, CGS joined the Coalition for International Education on a letter to Senate leadership supporting international and foreign language education through Title VI reauthorization in upcoming Senate competitiveness legislation.

     

    CGS Joins Letters to Congress on Federal Student Loan Origination Fees (04/19/21)

    On April 19, CGS joined community letters to congressional leadership and to leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in support of S. 847, the Student Loan Tax Elimination Act, which would eliminate costly origination fees on federal student loans disbursed on or after March 27, 2020.

     

    CGS Endorses James Kvaal to serve as the Under Secretary in the Department of Education (04/14/21)

    On April 14, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions leadership in support of James Kvaal who has been nominated to serve as the Under Secretary in the  Department of Education.

     

    CGS Joins Request for $1.51B for HRSA in FY22 (03/31/21)

    On March 31, CGS joined a community letter urging Congress to provide $1.51 billion for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs for FY 2022. (03/31/21)

     

    CGS Joins Request $35 Million for GAANN in FY 2022 Appropriations (3/17/21)

    On March 17, CGS joined the Student Aid Alliance on a FY 2022 appropriations request letter to Congress, including $35 million for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program.

     

    CGS Joins Letter to Congressional Leadership on the American Rescue Plan (3/15/21)

    On March 15, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter thanking Democratic leaders for passing the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) which provides significant assistance for postsecondary institutions and students.

     

    CGS Sends Letters to House and Senate on the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act (3/11/21)

    On March 11, CGS sent a letter to leaders of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology endorsing the Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act (H.R. 144), which would establish a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program through the National Science Foundation to support early-career scientists whose employment prospects have been affected by COVID-19. On February 23, CGS sent a letter to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) endorsing the companion legislation in the Senate.

     

    CGS Joins Letter to Senate Leaders Supporting the COVID-19 Reconciliation Budget Package (3/2/21)

    On March 2, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to Senate leaders voicing support for the reconciliation package that would provide $40 billion for students and institutions.

     

    CGS Joins Letter in Support of the Dream Act (2/22/21)

    On February 22, CGS joined the higher education community on a letter to Senate leadership in support of the bipartisan Dream Act (S.264).

     

    CGS Endorses House and Senate RISE Act Reintroduction (2/9/21)

    On February 9, CGS sent letters to the House and Senate cosponsors of the bipartisan Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act, H.R.869/S.289, which would provide roughly $25 billion in additional support for the research enterprise in light of COVID-19.

     

    CGS Joins Letter  in Support of COVID-19 Relief for Higher Education Students and Institutions (2/8/21)

    On February 8, CGS joined a community letter to the leaders of the House Committee on Education and Labor in support of the $40 billion in emergency relief for institutions and students included in the FY21 budget resolution’s reconciliation instructions.

     

    CGS Joins Letter to Congress on Emergency Relief for Science and Research (1/27/21)

    On January 27, CGS joined the Coalition for National Science Funding on a letter requesting Congress include $3 billion in emergency relief funding for the National Science Foundation in future COVID-19 relief legislation.

     

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