Assembly Higher Education

The Assembly Higher Education committee handles issues that relate directly to colleges and universities. The committee assists in directing policy relating to tuition aid and scholarship programs, such as the popular NJ STARS, and ensuring the success of inter-institutional agreements entered into by schools.
Democratic Research Aide:  Keith White   
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Video: Wisniewski on his Bill to Support 'Dreamers' Against Trump Actions

Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) on his legislation opposing action by President Trump to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The bill was approved 44-11-7 Wednesday by the Assembly.

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Quijano & Oliver Bill Supporting Schools, Colleges & Universities that Help & Protect Immigrants Approved by N.J. Assembly

Asw. Annette Quijano Legislation Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Assembly Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver sponsored expressing the Legislature's intent that schools, colleges and universities continue to act as safe zones and resource centers for students and families threatened by immigration or discrimination was approved 45-20-2 Wednesday by the Assembly.

"New Jersey is the home and workplace of large immigrant communities and history has demonstrated the significant contributions that these communities have made to the state," said Quijano (D-Union). "New Jersey has a long history of supporting persons who seek to escape hardship and deprivation to find a better life for themselves and their children. In return for its support, the state has benefited from the many contributions that immigrants have made to the economic and cultural growth of the state. Especially now - in the face of President Trump's hostile actions - this history of support must continue..."

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