NAICU Washington Update

Trump Administration Plans Executive Order on Campus Free Speech

March 07, 2019

President Trump announced his intention to issue an Executive Order prohibiting institutions of higher education from receiving federal research funding if they fail to protect freedom of speech.  Trump made his announcement in a public speech, but did not provide any details about the specific content or timing of his proposal. 

Although the full scope of the proposed Executive Order remains unclear, the president’s announcement raised questions about how his proposal would impact institutions of higher education. NAICU will continue to work with the Administration and Congress to address the important issue of freedom of speech on college campuses. 

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