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AAU issued a statement to thank House Appropriators for their efforts to increase funding for higher education and scientific research in the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Bill.
The Student Aid Alliance, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to Congress urging a bipartisan budget agreement to raise the discretionary budget caps and commit to making student aid funding a continued priority in the FY2020 appropriations process.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman today wrote to House and Senate Appropriations leaders to applaud their efforts in securing increased higher education and research investments in FY19 and urge completion of the remaining FY19 appropriations bills after the midterm elections.
AAU President Coleman writes to ask that lawmakers use HEA reauthorization as an opportunity to expand higher education access and affordability for America’s students in this blog post.
AAU and ACE joined over forty other higher education institutions in a letter to the Senate HELP committee outlining principles for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
AAU joined a coalition of 21 higher education associations in a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders, urging them to vote on extending the Federal Perkins Loan Program

Eighteen associations signed on to the following community letter in response to the June 22, 2017 Federal Register notice for input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification corresponding with Executive Order 13777 "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda." T

This edition of the Weekly Wrap-up features GOP Senators writing to Trump Administration urging strong funding for DOE research programs, associations commenting on proposed supplemental questions for visa applications and more.
Associations call on Congress to finalize FY17 appropriations, and not cut critical student aid and research programs.
A broad coalition of organizations sent a letter to all Members of Congress urging strong support for federal student aid programs.