May 2016 Government & Community Relations Update

IRS grants delay in tax reporting (1098-T) requirement change

May 23, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service announced in late April that it will grant a delay in implementation of a change in tax reporting requirements for qualified tuition and related expenses on IRS form 1098-T.
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Senate Appropriations Committee funds advanced wood research initiative, increases funding for AFRI

May 23, 2016
The Senate Appropriations Committee on May 19 approved its FY17 Agriculture appropriations bill with $375 million for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), an increase of $25 million above the FY16 enacted level.
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Senator Wyden hosts cyber security roundtable; Congresswoman Bonamici hosts innovation discussion at White Stag Block

May 23, 2016
On May 6, US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) UO’s visited campus to hold a roundtable with UO computer and information science faculty members, students, and local tech sector companies on cyber security and privacy.
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Oregon driver's license will no longer be accepted for entry into certain federal facilities starting in Oct. 2016

May 23, 2016
Beginning October 10, 2016, Oregon driver licenses will no longer be accepted identification to access certain federal facilities and nuclear power plants.
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