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 Letters to Congress, Testimonies and Statements 

A collection of AACC's letters to Congress, testimonies and statements. All links lead to PDF documents.


 AACC and ACCT Submit Joint Comments on Sen. Alexander’s HEA White Paper on Accreditation (April 24, 2015) 

 AACC and ACCT Submit Joint Comments on Sen. Alexander’s HEA White Paper on Data Transparency (April 24, 2015)

 AACC and ACCT Submit Joint Comments on Sen. Alexander’s HEA White Paper on Risk Sharing (April 24, 2015)



U.S. Department of Education Releases Cohort Default Rates (October 9, 2012)

AACC Statement on the ICW Report “Leaders and Laggards, A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education” (July 26, 2012)

AACC Statement on Important New Credentials Study (June 7, 2012)

AACC-ACCT FY 2013 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Request (May 11, 2012)

 AACC Correspondence to ED on Institutional Default Rate Penalty Appeals (May 9, 2012)

 AACC Statement on the American Enterprise Institute’s “Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates” (April 4, 2012)

 AACC Statement on the Report of the National Student Clearinghouse on Transfer and Mobility at Postsecondary Institutions (February 28, 2012)

 Community College Associations Join Forces to Prepare Future CEOs (February 16, 2012)

AACC Statement on President Obama’s FY2013 Budget (February 13, 2012)


AACC Statement on the Report of Committee on Measures of Student Success (November 29, 2011)

AACC Statement on College Board's 2011 Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid Reports (October 26, 2011)

AACC Statement on the Hidden Costs of Community Colleges Report (October 21, 2011)

AACC/ACCT joint letter to Congress in support of Pell Grants with 41 state association and system signatories (June 21, 2011)

AACC joins ACE in supporting H.R. 2117 (June 10, 2011)

AACC's Comments on the US Department of Education's Gainful Employment Regulations (June 10, 2011)

AACC Signs On to Urge the Appropriations Committee to Maintain the Pell Grant Maximum Award (May 19, 2011)


AACC Urges the Senate to Pass the DREAM Act (September 20, 2010)

AACC/ACCT joint letter in response to the Department of Education's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Program Integrity Issues (August 2, 2010)

AACC letter to Rep. Sander Levin, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, supporting H.R. 4213, The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 (May 24, 2010)

College Board report, “Successful Practices that Address the Underutilization of Financial Aid in Community Colleges (May 2010)

Sign on a letter requesting support for a $21 billion increase for the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations subcommittee (May 14, 2010)

AACC Congressional statement on TANF Program and Higher Education (April 22, 2010

ACE/AACC letter on American Opportunity Tax Credit Extension (May 11, 2010)

The Student Aid Alliance's letter to Congress seeking supplemental Pell Grant funding (May 4, 2010)

The FY 2011 appropriations request of the Student Aid Alliance (2010)

Comments regarding international and foreign language education, sent to the Senate HELP Committee Chairman, ranking member, and staff (May 7, 2010)

AACC urges Senate to include Education Jobs and Workforce Training funding in Jobs Bill (2010)


Open Letter to College Presidents from Republican Congressional Education Leaders (December 15, 2009)

AACC's letter to Congressman John Larson, thanking him for the introduction of the "Community College Emergency Stabilization Act", which will provide financial support to community colleges (December 2, 2009)

AACC's letter to Congressman Miller, chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, thanking him for his leadership in passing H.R. 3221 (September 29, 2009)  

 Contact Information

David Baime
Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Policy Analysis
202.728.0200 x224

James (Jim) Hermes
Associate Vice President, Government Relations
202.728.0200 x216

Laurie Quarles
Legislative Resource Associate
202.728.0200 x249

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