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AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter to Congress expressing support for certain provisions of the Build Back Better Act and urging some important modifications as the bill advances through the legislative process. The letter emphasizes the significance of a successful government-university partnership and asks Congress to improve the legislation so it benefits students and America’s research and innovation enterprise.
AAU joined ACE and six other higher education associations in sending a comment letter asking the Department of Education to withdraw its proposed information collection on reporting requirements for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund program.
AAU joined ACHA, ACE, and 26 other higher education associations in issuing a joint statement about state restrictions that have prevented colleges from deploying evidence-based public health measures to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.

AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter urging Senate and House budget committee leaders to make bold investments in the health, security, prosperity, and future of our nation as they craft the FY22 budget.

The Friends of IES, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to House and Senate Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations subcommittee leaders requesting at least $700 million for the Institute of Education Sciences in FY22.
AAU letter expressing gratitude for pandemic relief measures to date and outlining steps the federal policymakers should pursue in a bipartisan manner to continue to support our nation's recovery and strengthen our global competitiveness.
President Snyder writes a blog reflecting on the lessons AAU has learned during the last year.
AAU joined ACE and 51 other organizations on a letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders urging them quickly to advance H.R. 708/S. 168, the ‘‘Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment Act,” or TREAT Act.
AAU urges Congress and the administration to implement the recommendations in the following document to provide relief and stimulate economic recovery.