Ways and Means Committee Chair Agrees to Work Toward Tuition Waiver Solution in Tax Reform
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) tonight announced that Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) committed during a colloquy on the House floor that he will work toward a positive solution for qualified tuition waivers as tax reform moves forward. The Senate tax reform bill preserves the qualified tuition waiver, but the House bill currently does not. Chairman Brady said he will work to find a compromise with the Senate when the two bills go to conference. The House is expected to vote tomorrow on the first major tax reform bill in since 1986.
Davis represents eight colleges and universities in his district. Last year, the University of Illinois provided $184 million in tuition waivers to 1,387 faculty and staff – 1,100 of those employees made less than $75,000.