Spring 2016 Newsletter

Fraternity & Sorority Political Action Committee newsletter

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Paid for by Fraternity & Sorority PAC, P.O. Box 3435, Alexandria, VA 22302, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. P.O. Box 3435 Alexandria, VA 22302 Address Service Requested Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ ΣΤΥΦ ΧΨ Ω THE FRATERNITY AND SORORITY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE For more information, please visit w w w. f s pa c . o r g remain concerned with the challenges posed by a college degree getting ever more expensive to acquire. We look to work with Congress on solutions that help more students earn degrees and acquire the skills needed to be competitive in the job market. We hope to see Congress provide incentives for financial aid tied to students who are on pace to graduate, and to consider how to improve the debt loads of students who pursue advanced degrees. Living expenses such as room and board are a big factor in the high cost of college—it is not unusual for room and board to exceed tuition costs at a state university. Greeks continue to view passage of the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA) as an outstanding way to expand affordable housing options. Congress FSPAC PrePAred to tACkle ISSueS (Continued from page 1) Join Us FSPAC's 10th Annual Reception and Dinner Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Metropolitan Ballroom at the Liaison Hotel 415 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20001 Reception: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Cost: $500/Person RSVP: dinner@fspac.org Contributions can be made payable to Fraternity and Sorority PAC P.O. Box 3435, Alexandria, VA 22302 You will find a copy of the formal invitation at www.fspac.org. 2015-16 FSPAC Board President Vicki Nixon, ΔΓ President Elect Cheri De Jong, ΣΚ Vice President Marc Katz, ΑΕΠ Treasurer Betty Quick, ΓΦΒ Secretary Andrea Bechtel, ΧΩ Finance Committee Co-Chairmen Chris Edmonds, ΔΣΦ Bonnie Wunsch, ΑΕΦ Congressional Visits and Dinner Chairman Howard Pickett, ΣΝ Foundation Liaison Ken File, ΔΤΔ Past Presidents Patrick Alderdice, ΔΧ Julie Burkhard, ΑΧΩ Sarah Lindsay, ΔΔΔ Cindy Stellhorn, ΚΑΘ Larry Wiese, KA Order Executive Director Kevin O'Neill, ΛΞΑ Directors David Almacy, ΦΔΘ Barrett Anderson, ΦΚΨ Bonnie Arthur, ΑΦ Natalie Averette, ΣΣΣ Laurie Connor, ΚΑΘ Dan Corah, ΠΚΑ Jim Estes, KA Order Pris Gerde, ΚΚΓ Kathryn Goddard, ΑΔΠ Alison Griffin, ΔΔΔ Beth Langford, ΚΔ Val Lawlor, ΑΦ Kelly Martinez, ΑΔΠ Christi Mayer, ΔΖ Ana Miller, ΠΒΦ Melanie Shain, ΧΩ Wynn Smiley, ΑΤΩ Donna Stallard, ΦΜ Student Directors Jesse Brown, KA Order Brooke Knudtson, ΚΑΘ Tracy Nelson, ΔΓ Wes Fisher, ΦΓΔ does not usually consider small changes to the tax code, which is what CHIA does, in the higher education reauthorization, but we remain confident the strong bipartisan support for CHIA make it likely to pass Congress at some point in the foreseeable future. Congress may consider broader tax reform packages in 2016 and 2017, and those would be excellent opportunities to pass CHIA as part of those reform packages. Greeks continue to be part of a broad coalition aimed at preserving the value of the charitable giving deduction. President Barack Obama has regularly proposed reducing the value of that deduction, which could have a disproportionately negative impact on charitable giving to fraternities and sororities. Over the past few years, Greeks have been part of legislative coalitions to oppose the President's proposals on this issue, and those coalitions have been successful. 2016 promises to be an important legislative year in Washington for the Greek movement. We appreciate your support as it helps us ensure your voice is heard in the debate about issues important to our students and our alumni.

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