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Update from the Nation’s Capital Brittny McCarthy Director, Federal Relations American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

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1 Update from the Nation’s Capital Brittny McCarthy Director, Federal Relations American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

2 Higher Education Landscape Budget and Appropriations Higher Education Act U.S. Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking

3 Budget and Appropriations Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriations Fiscal Year 2008 Budget –President’s Budget –House Budget Resolution –Senate Budget Resolution Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations

4 Budget and Appropriations- The Political Environment Supplemental –Iraq War Debt and Deficit Earmarks Pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) Assumptions –Entitlements –Tax reform

5 Higher Education Act Senate Timeline and Negotiations House Timeline and Negotiations

6 Higher Education Act- The Political Environment Secretary’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education Competing Priorities- No Child Left Behind, Head Start, and others Student Loan Scandals Negotiated Rulemaking

7 Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking Student Loans –http://www.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hear ulemaking/2007/loans.htmlhttp://www.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hear ulemaking/2007/loans.html Accreditation – ulemaking/2007/accred.html ulemaking/2007/accred.html

8 Policy Themes Federalism Accountability and the role of data Affordability Integrity

9 Questions Questions? AASCU CONTACTS Ed Elmendorf Sr. Vice President for Government Relations Brittny McCarthy Director of Federal Relations Dan Hurley Director of State Relations AASCU Headquarters


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