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AAU and APLU Urge Congressional Leaders to Raise Discretionary Spending Caps for FY20 and 21

AAU President Mary Sue Coleman and APLU President Peter McPherson sent congressional leaders a letter urging them to negotiate a new bipartisan budget agreement that raises discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021.

"Raising the caps will provide relief from harmful cuts to critical federal investments in scientific research, student aid, and other higher education programs that contribute to our nation’s economic and national security."

"Now is the time to act.  Among other benefits, enacting a bipartisan budget agreement this spring would avoid protracted budget battles and provide funding to help revitalize the government-university partnership through increased investments in important areas."

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