CASE Announces 2021 US Legislative Agenda
WASHINGTON, DC – The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has published its 2021 U.S. legislative agenda and shared with the Biden-Harris administration its views on the important legislative and regulatory issues impacting U.S. schools, colleges, and universities.
CASE’s member institutions provide valuable service to their communities and have a positive impact on personal, economic, social, cultural, and scientific progress.
To aid in that progress, CASE encourages U.S. lawmakers to address the following key areas:
Coronavirus Relief. CASE advocates for and supports policies that will help schools, colleges, and universities address challenges arising from the pandemic.
Racial Justice. CASE supports policies that affirm and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at educational institutions, and strongly oppose legislative and regulatory proposals that are hostile to combating racism and discrimination in education.
Charitable Giving. CASE supports extension and expansion of the universal charitable deduction and expansion of the IRA charitable rollover.
Endowments. CASE supports repeal of the endowment excise tax and opposes mandatory payout requirements.
Global Movement. CASE supports policies that allow individuals to seek educational opportunity in the United States, including the continuation of the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program.
Reauthorization of Higher Education Act. CASE supports the preservation of the public service loan forgiveness program and opposes changes that expand Section 117 foreign gift reporting requirements in a way that adds undue administrative burden. CASE also supports the reauthorization and increased funding for minority serving institutions (MSIs) and promotes policies that enhance campus safety.
Data and Information Security. CASE supports policies that balance data privacy and protection with the need for educational institutions to engage in responsible outreach to alumni, donors, and other key stakeholders.
“Now, more than ever, it is clear that education is the most effective way to advance humanity and maintain a civil society,” CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham says. “CASE looks forward to working with the Biden-Harris Administration and Congress on policies that will support U.S. schools, colleges, and universities.”
CASE believes in advancing education to transform lives and society. As a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, CASE helps develop the communities of professional practice that build institutional resilience and success in challenging times. The communities include staff engaged in alumni relations, advancement services, communications, fundraising, government relations, marketing, and student recruitment. CASE is volunteer-led and uses the intellectual capital of senior practitioners to build capacity and capability across the world.
CASE has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Singapore and Mexico City. Member institutions include more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 82 countries. CASE serves more than 90,000 practitioners. For more information about CASE, please visit www.case.org.