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AAU joined 79 other organizations in resending a letter to House and Senate leaders of the appropriations subcommittees on energy and water to request a one-time appropriation of $31.5 million to establish the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation at the Department of Energy.
The Coalition for National Science Funding, which includes AAU, sent a letter urging the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to provide the highest possible FY23 302(b) allocation for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees.
The Coalition for Aerospace and Science sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies requesting at least $27.84 billion in funding for NASA in FY23, including $9 billion for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.
AAU and others asked the leaders of the House and Senate appropriations committees to include a robust investment of more than $49 billion in the FY23 spending package for the National Institutes of Health.

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI); Jack Reed (D-RI); and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are circulating a letter in support of the Federal Pell Grant Program.

This is a letter to House and Senate appropriations leaders urging them to make investments in fundamental scientific research and student aid a top priority as they consider FY23 302(b) allocations.
Senator Collins (R-ME) is leading a “Dear Colleague” letter to Chair Murray and Ranking Member Blunt urging support for robust funding increases for the federal TRIO programs.
Senator Markey (D-MA) is leading a “Dear Colleague” letter urging support from Chairwoman Shaheen and Ranking Member Moran requesting at least $11 billion in funding for the National Science Foundation in FY23.

36 members of Congress signed a “Dear Colleague” letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense advocating “robust funding levels” for Department of Defense basic research programs.

Representative Cicilline (D-OR) is leading a letter requesting that the House Appropriations Committee provide a robust funding for the Federal Pell Grant Program in Fiscal Year 2023 so that the maximum individual award can be increased to $12,990, which is nearly double the current maximum award. The letter also asks  appropriators to secure the long-term affordability impact of the Pell Grant program for years to come by indexing the maximum award amount to inflation and ensuring that funding for the program is fully mandatory, rather than discretionary.