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Status of FY22 appropriations including the President’s FY22 Budget Request for AAU’s funding priorities at the National Science Foundation including Research and Related Activities, Education and Human Resources, and Major Research Equipment & Facilities Construction.
Provisions of interest pertaining to research security in NSF for the Future Act (H.R. 2225).
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).

Below is an AAU letter expressing support for H.R. 2225, the National Science Foundation for the Future Act, a bill which the House Science, Space and Technology Committee is scheduled to consider on Jun 15, 2021.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the cornerstone of America’s basic research enterprise. NSF supports fundamental, interdisciplinary, and ground-breaking research and education needed to ensure that the U.S. remains at the forefront of science and innovation.
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder thanks the Senate for passing the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and making a strong, bipartisan show of support for American science and innovation.
AAU joined ACE and four other higher education organizations in sending a letter to Senate leadership expressing their concern and opposition to an amendment filed by Senator Rubio to S. 1260 the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021. 

The document linked below is the final version of the NSF Dear Colleague Letter. 


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We applaud Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) for reintroducing the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act.