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K-State Today

December 13, 2017



Legislative update

By Sue Peterson

The Conference Committee on H.R.1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been appointed and will meet to reach an agreement on a bill that can pass the House and Senate.

There are many provisions in both the House and Senate bills that impact higher education. A full description of these provisions can be found on the government relations website

A public meeting of the Conference Committee will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the United States Capitol building. The conferees are:

House Republicans

  • Chairman Kevin Brady, Texas, conference chair
  • Devin Nunes, California
  • Peter Roskam, Illinois
  • Diane Black, Tennessee
  • Kristi Noem, South Dakota
  • Rob Bishop, Utah
  • Don Young, Alaska
  • Fred Upton, Michigan
  • John Shimkus, Illinois

House Democrats

  • Richard Neal, Massachusetts, ranking member
  • Sander Levin, Michigan
  • Lloyd Doggett, Texas
  • Raúl Grijalva, Arizona, ranking member
  • Kathy Castor, Florida

Senate Republicans

  • Chairman Orrin Hatch, Utah
  • John Cornyn, Texas
  • John Thune, South Dakota
  • Rob Portman, Ohio
  • Tim Scott, South Carolina
  • Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
  • Chairman Mike Enzi, Wyoming
  • Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, Alaska

Senate Democrats

  • Ron Wyden, Oregon, ranking member
  • Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
  • Robert Menendez, New Jersey
  • Tom Carper, Delaware
  • Bernard Sanders, Vermont
  • Patty Murray, Washington
  • Maria Cantwell, Washington