On Tuesday, December 12th the House Education and the Workforce Committee passed the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (HR 4508) by a vote of 23-17. This legislation includes significant changes to the Higher Education Act, some of which could have a negative impact on access to and affordability of graduate study. APA CEO Arthur C. Evans, Jr. PhD sent a letter on behalf of the American Psychological Association to the Committee leadership. It provides comments on topics including federal support for graduate study, teacher education, and campus climate and campus sexual assault prevention. For more information on APA’s priorities for higher education, please visit http://www.apa.org/advocacy/higher-education/index.aspx.