AAU President Mary Sue Coleman wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to extend the public comment period on the proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science from 30 days to 60 days
Four Associations, including Association of American Universities, wrote in support of the proposal to delay the general compliance date of the revised common rule.
Thirteen Higher Ed Association, Including the Association of American Universities, sent comments to the U.S. Department of State on the proposed new requirements requiring the reporting of five years of identifiers for social media platforms for all nonimmigrant visa applicants, including student visas (F-1 and J-1), work visas (H-1B), and tourist visas.
AAU, ACE, and thirty-three other organizations sent this letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, to express their concerns regarding possible FY2018 Budget rescission and the inclusion of federal student aid programs.
AAU and ACE joined thirty-three other higher education associations to urge appropriators to not include or at least reject any rescission proposals that include federal student aid.
Seven higher education associations, including AAU, submitted comments to the National Science Foundation in response to the implementation of the new reporting requirements of sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, or sexual assault.
The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, of which AAU is a member, wrote to Congress recommending members appropriate $39.3 billion in FY 2019 for National Institutes of Health (NIH).
AAU, along with 14 other higher education associations, wrote to FBI Director Chris Wray to request a meeting with relevant federal agencies to discuss national security issues that intersect with higher education.
The Coalition for National Security Research wrote to Congress urging members to give robust funding for FY19 to the Defense science and technology enterprise as well as select Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation program elements.