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The Task Force on American Innovation, an alliance of industry, professional societies, and university organizations including AAU, sent a letter urging congressional leaders to include supplemental appropriations for science and technology programs in the final conference agreement on the House-passed America COMPETES Act and the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competition Act.

AAU President Barbara R. Snyder wrote House and Senate appropriators to thank them for the recently signed H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act making final appropriations in FY22.

This is the AAU summary of the H.R. 2471, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which will fund the federal government until the end of the fiscal year, ending September 30, 2022.
This table represents the current status of FY22 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).
AAU sent a letter encouraging members of the Agriculture Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to support “increased investments to advance agricultural research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)” in the FY22 agriculture appropriations bill
AAU joined 187 organizations in encouraging Congress to invest in America’s students by doubling the maximum Pell Grant award
The Task Force on American Innovation sent a letter asking Congress to complete negotiations on fiscal year 2022 funding bills encouraging bicameral and bipartisan support to fund key investments in scientific and engineering research and development agencies.
AAU sent a letter to Congress urging passage of final FY22 appropriations and Build Back Better Act provisions important to our nation’s health, economic competitiveness, security, and crucial government-university research partnership.
The House approved its final compromise NDAA bill, S. 1605 on December 7, 2021 on a 363-70 vote. The final NDAA authorizes $768.1 billion in defense spending, $25 billion more than the President’s FY22 budget request.
United for Medical Research, of which AAU is a founding member, sent letters urging House and Senate leaders to avoid another continuing resolution and to complete FY22 appropriations