Support Students: Vote No on the Tax Bill
As a damaging tax bill comes close to a vote, you can take action. Add your name to the petition urging 15 key Republicans to take a stand to protect students and higher education.
To: Representatives Darrell Issa, Walter Jones, Pete King, Leonard Lance, Frank LoBiondo, Elise Stefanik, Lee Zeldin, Dan Donovan, Justin Amash, Andy Biggs, Barbara Comstock, Ryan Costello, Warren Davidson, Charlie Dent, and Rodney
H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, if enacted as written, will have a severe negative impact on students and higher education in the US.
The legislation would repeal provisions exempting from taxation tuition waivers for campus employees and graduate students, causing a devastating tax increase for thousands and making it impossible for some to continue their studies.
The legislation would also repeal the current Student Loan Interest Deduction, causing an increased cost of roughly $24 billion to student borrowers over the next decade.
These provisions, if enacted, would discourage participation in postsecondary education, damage the research mission of US universities, and make college more expensive.
We, the undersigned, urge you to vote no on the bill and protect students and higher education in the US.