The D.C. Fly-In Lobbying Trip for the Florida Student Association was a resounding success. The Student Government Presidents around the state, met with key education staffers for the House of Representative members and staff members in the White House. The trip included a Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in Washington, D.C., followed by a meeting on Wednesday the 21st. The meetings included members of the Appropriations, Education, Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform Committees, as well as, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which is also known as the "Super Committee."
The trip was short, but productive which included discussions on topics such as maintaining Pell Grant funding and Stafford Loan funding. Over the next few months, the Board of Directors for the FSA will keep a watchful eye on committee mark-ups to continue to fight for student funds!