Federal Relations

June 2, 2020

GOP Reps Sign Letter in Support of International Students

Today, several Republican members of the US House of Representatives, including Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf supporting Optional Practical Training (OPT), and requesting that agencies improve processes to allow international students to enroll for Fall 2020.

The letter, led by Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), specifically notes the important role international students play in our communities and for the US economy. The full letter is available here.