Post Tagged with: "congress"

VIEWPOINT: Defending Our Education

The Republican tax bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 16 represents a threat to the livelihoods of graduate students. Right now, tuition for most Ph.D. students is waived — in exchange for their work in research and teaching — and tax-free. The new bill proposes[Read More…]

by November 28, 2017 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Republican tax plan unveiled in the House of Representatives on Thursday would make higher education less affordable.

Republican Tax Plan Could Raise Higher Education Costs

Two education-related tax benefits would be eliminated by a tax bill unveiled by House Republicans yesterday, changes that could make higher education less affordable if the bill passes in its current form. The bill, which would lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, consolidate seven income[Read More…]

by November 3, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS '89) promoted President Donald Trump's tax reform plan.

Mulvaney Defends Trump Tax Reform Plan

President Donald Trump’s recently proposed tax reform will stimulate the economy by simplifying the tax code, said Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney (SFS ’89),Wednesday. Mulvaney highlighted two pillars of the plan: reducing taxes for corporations and the middle class. “At the end of the process,[Read More…]

by October 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top, Uncategorized
Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American to serve in Congress, shared her Georgetown story with students Monday.

First Indian-American Congresswoman Shares Immigrant Experience

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (CAS ’86), a Democrat from Washington, attributed her career and political success to her time as an immigrant and student at Georgetown during a discussion in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on Monday. Representing Washington’s 7th district — which includes much of downtown Seattle and its suburbs —[Read More…]

by September 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Alumnus Under Fire in Georgia Congressional Campaign

Alumnus Under Fire in Georgia Congressional Campaign

Georgetown University alumnus Jon Ossoff (SFS ’09) is running as a Democrat in Georgia’s special election to fill the 6th Congressional District’s seat in the House of Representatives. Ossoff has come under fire for videos from his time at Georgetown that have resurfaced. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who represented Georgia’s[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Democratic Party Needs Introspection

“What do we do now?” That is the question I know many Hoyas and millions of Americans across this country are asking themselves in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s victory in last week’s presidential election. For many, the results of the election came as a complete surprise. Through all the[Read More…]

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Six Georgetown alumni, including Pramilla Jayapal (CAS ’86), will be joining 22 other members of Congress who graduated from Georgetown.

Seven Alumni Elected to Congress

Six Georgetown alumni were newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one to the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s Congressional elections. The six alumni entering the House of Representatives are Democrat Stephanie Murphy of Florida (GRD ’04), Republican Francis Rooney of Florida (CAS ’75, GRD ’78), Republican Trey Hollingsworth[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Viewpoint: District’s Need for Statehood

Why should Georgetown students care that Washington, D.C. citizens do not have full representation in Congress? Consider this: Of all the capitals in our world’s democracies, only Washington, D.C. is denied voting representation. As a D.C. citizen, I experience this firsthand. We pay federal taxes yet are not allowed to[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Panelists Discuss Diplomacy

A panel of ambassadors emphasized the importance of diplomatic efforts abroad in a film screening and question-and-answer session for the film, “America’s Diplomats” in an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in Reiss Hall on Thursday. Panelists included former Ambassador to Turkey Marc Grossman, former[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Joins Underrepresented Territories Organization

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization accepted the District of Columbia’s bid to join its membership – marking the first North American territory to be represented by UNPO – on Nov. 9. Based in Brussels, Belgium, UNPO seeks to protect and promote the rights of its 42 members, which include[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top