Congressional Correspondence

NAGPS Position Statement on the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 3393)

July 22, 2014 – NAGPS expresses concern about the negative impact that H.R. 3393 would have on graduate, professional, and non-traditional students. NAGPS joins other higher education stakeholders in expressing our concerns about this bill. Click HERE to read the statement from the American Council on Education. On September 8, 2014, we are asking GSA, GSO and GPSO Presidents to write to your Senators to express your concerns about H.R. 3393. We have also provided a sample letter, to make the letter writing process easier for you.

Letter to House Science and Space, Research Subcommittee

December 12, 2013 – Example letter to the House Science and Space Committee, Research Subcommittee.

Joint letter to Congress on Sequestration
December 4, 2013 – Joint letter to Congress urging a balanced, bipartisan fix to sequestration.

Letter to Speaker Boehner on HR 15
October 30, 2013 – Letter to Speaker Boehner expressing support for HR 15, a bill similar to the bipartisan immigration bill passed by the Senate.

Letter to Congress on the Government Shutdown
October 12, 2013 – Letter to Congress expressing the impact and consequences of the government shutdown on higher education.

Letter/Comments sent to Chairman Kline and House Education Committee on HEA
August 2, 2013 – Letter expressing NAGPS’ ideas and vision for the Higher Education Act Reauthorization.

Letter to Senate Leadership on Student Loan Deal
June 27, 2013 – Letter to key Senate leadership discussing graduate student debt issues and asking for student loan solutions that consider both undergraduate and graduate students and don’t raise current rates.

Letter on Immigration sent to Congressional leaders
June 21, 2013 – Sample letter sent to key Congressional House leaders regarding immigration reform and advocating for comprehensive immigration reform that increases visas and green cards for advanced degree holding international students and recognizes DREAM Act eligible students.

Letter on Immigration sent to all Senators
June 13, 2013 – Letter sent to all Senators affirming NAGPS support for passing comprehensive immigration reform

Letter to Rep Lamar Smith regarding peer review
May 20, 2013 – Letter NAGPS co-signed with the Coalition for National Science Funding affirming our support for the NSF peer-review process and expressing concern with Chairman Smith’s questioning of the NSF merit review process.

April 29, 2013 Letters:

Letter to CA Assembly Chairman Frazier on Open Access Bill
April 29, 2013- Letter affirming NAGPS’ support of AB609, a bill in the California Assembly that would make state-funded research be made publicly available one year after journal articles are published.

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April 5, 2013 letters:

Letter to President Obama Regarding White House Open Access Directive
April 5, 2013 – Letter to President Obama thanking him for releasing his White House Directive on Open Access requiring all federal agencies to come up with a plan for how they will implement an open access plan for federally-funded research.

Letter to Senator Leahy Thanking for His Sponsorship of the Violence Against Women Act
April 5, 2013 – Letter that thanked Senator Leahy for his support of the violence against women act, which was signed into law and included key provisions to make colleges and universities safer.

Letters to Key Gang of Eight Senators
April 5, 2013 – Sample letter sent to the gang of eight in the Senate handling comprehensive immigration reform stating NAGPS’ support of comprehensive immigration reform that increases visas and green cards for international students with advanced degrees and recognizes DREAM Act eligible students.

Letter to Senator Bennet

Letter to Senator Durbin

Letter to Senator Flake

Letter to Senator Graham

Letter to Senator McCain

Letter to Senator Menendez

Letter to Senator Rubio

Letter to Senator Schumer

Letter Opposing Sequestration to Elected House Members
February 28, 2013 – Letter to House Representative expressing continued concern for sequestration cuts.