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AAU and APLU sent a letter to OMB acting director Russell Vought urging his office to support increased federal funding for higher education and scientific research in the administration’s FY21 budget
President Mary Sue Coleman's statement regarding the passage of the bipartisan deal to raise the Budget Control Act spending caps for FY20 and FY21 and raise the debt limit until July 31, 2021.
AAU and APLU sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russel Vough, Speaker Pelosi, and Leaders McCarthy, McConnell, and Schumer urging them to work together to negotiate a bipartisan budget agreement that raises the discretionary spending caps for FY2020 and FY2021. 
The Coalition for National Security Research sent a letter to House Defense Committee Leaders to thank them for their support of Defense science and technology programs in the FY20 Defense Department appropriations bill.
The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging the passage of a bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement that will raise the FY20 and FY21 defense and non-defense discretionary spending caps.
This table represents the current status of FY20 appropriations for AAU’s funding priorities at the Departments of Education, Energy, and Defense as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, AFRI, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
Status of FY20 appropriations including the President’s FY20 Budget Request for AAU’s funding priorities at the Department of Defense including 6.1 Basic Research, 6.2 Applied Research, 6.3 Advanced Technology Development, and DARPA.
A group of 13 coalitions, nine of which AAU is a member, today sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to work toward a bipartisan agreement to raise the Budget Control Act’s budget caps for FY20 and 21. The letter asserts that “a bipartisan agreement is needed to permit robust federal investments in America’s scientific enterprise and ensure that the United States remains the global innovation leader.”
The Coalition for National Science Research (CNSR), of which AAU is a proud member, sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, providing CNSR's recommendations for funding levels for the Defense S&T program, and select Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) program elements (PEs) in the FY2020 Defense Appropriations bill.