As Congress considers federal education policies and budget priorities for the 114th Congress, we must remain engaged with elected officials and federal agencies. TMCF believes in a strategic, balanced and bipartisan approach to advance sound education policy that supports our schools, students and community. As the conversation around critical issues such as Pell, financial aid, student loans, Title III programs are debated in Congress, elected officials need to hear your voice. Please use this page as a resource to learn about higher education policy and to better understand how our team is working on issues important to our member institutions.
Something new happens everyday in Washington and often issues move simultaneously. The TMCF Advocacy Calendar highlights congressional activity that is expected to transpire each month and TMCF engagement throughout the year. Please use this calendar to learn more about TMCF Government Affairs activities and priorities for the 114th Congress.
TMCF understands that knowledge is power and you count on us for relevant and reliable information. As we work on your behalf, we encourage you to become familiar with important education policies and budget issues that impact HBCUs. Use the background information to engage in debate and ask the right questions about financial aid, Pell, STEM education, Title III programs and the America’s College Promises proposal.
As a strong supporter of HBCUs, you have the power to influence policy and effect change in your community. We encourage you to be apart of the political process and contact your elected official to advocate for HBCUs funding and policy priorities. Learn how to Take Action Today!