Research universities are complex institutions affected by a large scope of federal policies. AAU and its members engage and work with Congress and Executive Branch departments and agencies to shape policies and federal investments affecting students, faculty, and the ability of research universities to achieve their educational missions of teaching, research, and service. Key Issues are the primary areas in which AAU engages federal policymaking.
AAU thanks Representative Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) for introducing the STRONGER Patents Act, bipartisan legislation that would effectively crack down on abuses of the U.S. patent system while taking steps to improve that system.
Today, our lawmakers failed the American people, including the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented people, who are American in every way except birth. This inaction is appalling and it endangers our nation.
AAU joined several other higher education associations in a letter to the Committee on Education and the Workforce to express concern with H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.