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Innovation and Competitiveness

AAU and APLU will host the inaugural "University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase," highlighting AAU and APLU university affiliated startup businesses on Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14 during the APLU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

This multi-organization letter urges leadership in the House and Senate to reject Administration-proposed cuts to science as they begin crafting the fiscal year 2018 appropriations.

Congressional leaders are urged to consider the following points in their deliberations:

Our nation’s research enterprise is among the most powerful engines for American prosperity. One of the consistent areas of bipartisan agreement over the past 70 years has been the importance of the federal government’s role in supporting research and innovation.
The higher ed community sent a letter to President Trump asking him to allow “Dreamers” to continue working and studying while the government seeks a permanent solution to their immigration status.
A statement by AAU President Mary Sue Coleman on the FY18 budget proposal issued by the Trump Administration.
Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director, OMB regarding the need for federal investment in basic research.
Statements from AAU Presidents and Chancellors in response to President Trump executive order restricting entry into the United States restricting entry from seven countries.
21st Century Cures; National Defense Authorization Act; American Innovation and Competitiveness Act
Without this research, the U.S. could not possibly produce nearly 25 percent of all the wealth in the world each year.