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March 12, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

March 12, 2018 Good Afternoon! Please take a moment to assist us with this brief but important call to action.  If you text the word Perkins to 52886, you will be directed to a form with a link to enter your name, address and email. This will create an email to your representative in the…

March 7, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

March 7, 2018 Great news! Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and John Duncan (R-TN) yesterday released a bipartisan “dear colleague” letter in support of extending the Perkins Loan Program for two years through the upcoming FY18 omnibus appropriations spending bill. We need your help in getting as many Members of Congress to sign this letter as…

March 2, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

March 1, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) COHEAO is pleased to offer up to four $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  Eligible applicants are students entering their sophomore year through graduate studies who are enrolled at COHEAO-member colleges and universities.  Please make sure to pass along this information to the appropriate faculty members…

February 28, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes, Uncategorized

February 28, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) The Perkins Loan Extension Act of 2017 (H.R.2482/S.1808) – currently has 243 cosponsors in the House and 22 cosponsors in the Senate! We need Congress to do the right thing and extend the Perkins Loan Program while they consider the future of all student aid programs during…

February 20, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

February 20, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) It was announced last week that Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), is asking students, parents and workers to share personal stories and ideas about what they would like Congress to focus on when reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA)….

February 13, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

February 13, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com On Monday, February 12, 2018, the White House released its FY 2019 budget request. The budget proposal, titled “Efficient, Effective, Accountable: An American Budget,” sets forth President Donald Trump’s priorities as Congress prepares to consider spending bills for FY 2019. It calls for major cuts to Medicare,…

February 9, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

On January 30, COHEAO conference delegates visited Capitol Hill and participated in more than 65 meetings to advocate for a Perkins extension and other issues relevant to their institutions and organizations. By far the most significant takeaway from these meetings is the importance of outreach to Members of Congress who represent your district or state. At…

February 7, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

January 19, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing entitled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Improving College Affordability.” This is expected to be the final hearing on HEA the committee plans, for now. While there was no mention of…

January 19, 2018 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

January 19, 2018 Prepared by: Greg Marak (gmarak@bosewashingtonpartners.com) On Thursday, January 18, 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held a hearing entitled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency.” A large part of the committee’s discussion centered around new and existing proposals that are designed to contribute to…

December 15, 2017 · by mlivolsi · Spark Notes

Written by: Greg Marak (gmarak@wpllc.net) December 14, 2017 On December 1, 2017, House Education and the Workforce Republicans, led by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) unveiled their comprehensive Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization proposal. This week, after amendments were added and voted on, the bill cleared the committee in a vote along party lines, 23-17. A…

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