116th Congress (First Session): Legislative Priorities

For the nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities

2019 AIHEC Legislative Summit

2019 AIHEC Legislative Summit

Top Legislative Issues:

  1. Higher Education Act (HEA) Reauthorization
  2. Strengthening Institutions (HEA Title III - Part F) – See individual state profiles below
  3. Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act Reauthorization

FY 2020 Appropriations/Funding Requests:

  1. FY2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Requests
  2. FY2020 Commerce and Justice; Energy and Water Development Appropriations Requests
  3. FY2020 Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Requests
  4. FY2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Requests

Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act:

  1. AIHEC Press Release on Senate Passage of the FUTURE Act (December 5, 2019)
  2. SENATE: SUPPORT the FUTURE Act – Sample phone call script
  3. AIHEC Letter to Congress on the FUTURE Act (September 19, 2019)
  4. AIHEC Press Release on the FUTURE Act (May 6, 2019)
  5. Sample Tribal Leader Support Letter to Congress about FUTURE Act: House and Senate
  6. Reps. Adams and Walker Introduce the FUTURE Act (May 2, 2019)
  7. National Congress of the American Indians Resolution (NCAI): A Call to Congress for Permanent Mandatory Support for the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program for Tribal Colleges and Universities
  8. AIHEC, NIEA, NCAI Joint Letter of Support for the FUTURE Act

State Profiles: Strengthening Institutions Funding (HEA Title III - Part F)

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Kansas
  4. Michigan
  5. Minnesota
  6. Montana
  7. Nebraska
  8. New Mexico
  9. North Dakota
  10. Oklahoma
  11. South Dakota
  12. Washington/Idaho
  13. Wisconsin

Press Releases

  1. AIHEC Praises the House Appropriations Committee for Passing Legislation Increasing Investments in Tribal Colleges & Universities (May 8, 2019)