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Infrastructure and Innovation

Many institutions of higher education rely upon tax-exempt bond financing to acquire, construct, and/or expand capital infrastructure such as academic buildings and state-of-the-art laboratories, residence halls, student centers, hospitals, athletic facilities, energy plants, museums, and more.

University-industry research collaborations that take place in tax-exempt bond-financed facilities on campuses help to accelerate the transformation of fundamental discoveries made in the lab into the innovative products and services that help support economic development and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans.

The federal Research & Development Tax Credit, which allows companies to deduct qualified research expenses from their overall corporate income taxes, promotes greater collaboration between industry and universities, including fostering employment opportunities for students and graduates, and the growth of start-up companies.

 

 

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.

AAU joined ACE and 20 higher education associations and organizations in sending a letter to the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee to “include dedicated investments in broadband infrastructure for postsecondary students and institutions in any infrastructure package under consideration.”
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder issued a statement about the House Science Committee's decision today to advance the National Science Foundation for the Future Act (H.R. 2225) and the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act (H.R. 3593).
AAU has prepared a summary of President Biden's $2.25 trillion, eight-year American Jobs Plan that aims “to reimagine and rebuild a new economy." and the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan
President Barbara R. Snyder issued a statement praising investments in science, research in White House’s American Jobs Plan.
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.
Higher education associations submit a statement to the Senate Finance Committee as a part of the tax reform bipartisan working group process.
The following joint statement is about providing capital financing for not-for-profit healthcare and higher education institutions.