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The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) wrote a letter to Congress in support of ethically-conducted research that includes the use of fetal tissue. 
The Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Council on Government Relations sent a joint letter to the House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership urging them to include the Senate provisions regarding industrial hemp research in the final conference of the Farm Bill.
AAU Board of Directors October 21, 2018 approved a statement concerning Congressional earmarking of federal research funds. The statement notes that earmarks may reduce the capacity of federal research agencies that sponsor merit-based competitions to support the most promising research.
The Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Council on Government Relations collectively wrote recommendations to the proposed changes to the NIH Guidelines for research involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.
AAU and many scientific societies, research organizations, and universities submitted comments to the Department of Transportation in support of the National Alliance on Biomedical Research’s  (NABR) legal complaint regarding airlines’ refusal to ship research animals.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to extend the public comment period on the proposed rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science from 30 days to 60 days
Four Associations, including Association of American Universities, wrote in support of the proposal to delay the general compliance date of the revised common rule.
In this blog post, AAU President Coleman reflects on how America’s success and global preeminence in research and technology has been boosted by diverse perspectives.
AAU and APLU submitted a comment letter on the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing, emphasizing investment in research and development and manufacturing innovation institutes, and the support of education and training programs.
The Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) sent comments to the USDA on reform opportunities with respect to USDA regulations, policies, and guidance documents.