AAU and APLU sent a letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee Leaders to outline critical policy provisions that negotiators should include in the final S. 4049/H.R. 6395, the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act
The Task Force on American Innovation, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to the leadership of the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee urging the need to include formal research and development provisions in their final FY21 NDAA conference report.
AAU joined EDUCAUSE, COGR, and APLU in sending a letter expressing concern for the DOD and the CMMC Accreditation Body urging DOD to exclude fundamental research from the CMMC program and establish a dialogue with member institutions.
The Coalition of National Security Research (CNSR), of which AAU is a member sent a letter to the leadership of the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee outlining their FY21 NDAA Conference priorities.
State Department Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach sent a letter to the governing boards of American colleges and universities and their affiliates seeking their assistance to safeguard American technology and institutions to ensure national and economic security remain safe and free from foreign interference.
AAU joined ACE, APLU, and NAFSA in writing United States Customs and Border Patrol regarding recent reports of students being denied entry to the U.S. while traveling on valid visas for hybrid programs.
Congressional Agricultural Research Caucus co-chairs Reps. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) sent a letter to House and Senate leaders requesting they include relief for USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture in any future pandemic aid package. According to the representatives, investments in our nation’s agricultural research represents a major return on investment that helps “assist producers, businesses, and local families while helping our nation maintain its competitive edge as the leader of global agricultural research.”
AAU joined ACE and 65 other higher education organizations on a letter to congressional leaders to support the changes to the Paycheck Protection and the Main Street Lending Programs that will increase college and university access to the critical relief programs.
AAU joined ACE and 70 other higher education organizations on a letter to House and Senate leaders to outline their priorities for higher education and student aid in the forthcoming pandemic relief measure.
Yesterday, Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL) led 29 representatives on a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to underscore the importance of supporting students and colleges and universities as they prepare for fall amid the pandemic.