One hour left to sign on! Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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Sign-on letter: Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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Sign-on letter: Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

Read More

Sign-on letter: Don’t tax graduate students’ tuition waivers!

As you’re probably aware, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that would make graduate students’ tuition waivers taxable income (Sec. 1204). These tuition waivers are money the students never see, they represent tuition forgiveness the
students receive in exchange for working as teaching or research assistants. The actual monetary stipends these students receive are very low (55% of graduate students nationwide have an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less), and most cannot afford a big
increase in their tax bill.

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Cosponsor H.Con.Res. 28 – Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.Con.Res. 28, Establishing a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. We introduced this resolution because it has become clear that Congress, as an institution, is in need of reform. It has become regular
order to address major issues of significant consequence at the last minute, in the final rush to adjournment each Congress. This includes considering critical pieces of legislation and appropriating funds for the discretionary spending of the entire Federal
Government in the closing hours. This process contributes to a chronic lack of public trust in how Congress functions today and detracts from what good is accomplished.

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