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AAU joined other leading higher-education associations in a letter to House and Senate committee leaders expressing serious concerns about provisions of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, the NSF for the Future Act, and the Ensuring American Global Leadership and Engagement (EAGLE) Act as those bills go to conference. In particular, the letter asks for removal of provisions that, while designed to enhance research security, would actually be counterproductive or unnecessarily onerous.
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter to House and Senate leaders outlining priorities for several key provisions that Congress is discussing as part of the conference process for S. 1260, H.R. 2225, H.R. 3593, and other related measures.
As lawmakers consider measures related to securing federally funded research data and intellectual property, it is important to understand the current state of play for research security in the country to avoid new requirements that are duplicative, unnecessary, or counterproductive
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder joined the leaders of APLU and COGR in sending a letter to Kathleen Hogan, acting under secretary for science and energy, raising concerns about the implementation of DOE Order 142.3B and requesting a meeting to further discuss the deleterious consequences of the policy.
Provisions of interest pertaining to research security in NSF for the Future Act (H.R. 2225).

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.

AAU, ACE, and 39 other associations sent a letter requesting a briefing from State Department officials on the implications of Presidential Proclamation 10043, “Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Students and Researchers from the People’s Republic of China,” for international students and scholars.
Provisions of interest in the U.S. Innovation & Competition Act of 2021.
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. 
AAU and APLU have laid out "Principles and Values to Guide Actions Relevant to Foreign Government Interference in University Research."