Federal Legislative Advocacy

NSBA letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on LHHS regarding Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations

NSBA’s letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies regarding Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations:

NSBA letter regarding the Chairman's Mark of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (H.R.1)

NSBA's letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Finance of the U.S. Senate, is in response to the Chairman's mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).  The letter voices NSBA's opposition of several provisions that would adversely impact a number of priorities for our nation’s public school students and districts.  

NSBA letter regarding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1)

NSBA's letter expresses opposition to the proposed expansion of the 529 plans as a tax provision for private schools and urges the Ways and Means Committee to retain state and local tax deductibility, as well as municipal bond programs beneficial to schools. The letter urges that advance refunding for bonds be reinstated in H.R. 1, along with the teacher tax deduction and the inclusion of provisions to address the “Cadillac Tax” on healthcare plans for teachers and other school district employees.

NSBA Statement on Preserving the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT)

NSBA Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel today released the following statement in response to congressional action related to President Trump’s proposed tax reform, which includes the elimination of the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction:

NSBA Urges Swift Passage of FY2018 Appropriations; NSBA Opposes Diverting $1B to Non-Public Schools

NSBA Letter dated 7/18/2017 to the House Committee on Appropriations – NSBA urges swift passage of an FY2018 appropriations measure that invests in public education and continues to put our nation’s public schools first.  NSBA supports the Appropriations Committee’s efforts to boost funding for IDEA and continued efforts to fund Title I, Impact Aid and Perkins Career and Technical Education.  NSBA strongly opposes the diversion of federal resources to non-public schools and requests the Committee to reconsider funding cuts made to Title II.

NSBA Urges Congress to Sustain Impact Aid Federal Properties Payments to School Districts

Coalition Letter to Congress urges Congress not to eliminate a funding stream which would be a reversal on a 68-year commitment to federally impacted communities. Cuts would cause financial harm as Impact Aid supports personnel and professional development, academic materials, transportation, technology, and other general operating expenses.

NSBA Fiscal Years 2017-18 Appropriations Letter

NSBA's letter urging for swift passage of a final appropriations measure for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 that will maximize Prek-12 education investments in our nation’s 50 million public school students. 


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