Episode 95: With the Shutdown Over for Now, Is There Hope for HEA Reauthorization?

This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Allie, Stephen, and Megan dig into the latest developments in Congress with the government shutdown over for the time being. As House Democrats gear up for oversight hearings, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) renews his push for a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Meanwhile, presidential candidates for the 2020 election are weighing in on higher education issues as they launch their campaigns. This week also news surfaced about another branch of the government—Homeland Security—dipping its toes into higher education issues when it was revealed the agency ran a fake university set up to entrap foreign students who wanted to stay in the country without proper authorization. Plus, Allie outlines the major findings from a new report on college and university endowments that found about half of endowment spending goes toward financial aid.


Justin Draeger Megan Coval Stephen Payne Allie Bidwell
Justin Draeger
President & CEO

Megan Coval
Vice President, Policy & Federal Relations

Stephen Payne
Assistant Director of Federal Relations

Allie Bidwell
Senior Reporter & Audio Content Producer

Publication Date: 2/1/2019

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