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AAU Joins Letter Urging White House to Support Critical RISE Act Relief for American Research Enterprise

AAU joined more than 200 science organizations, higher education associations, and colleges and universities on a letter to President Joe Biden requesting the White House support H.R.869/S.289, the “Research Investment to Spark the Economy Act.” The letter, organized by Research!America, notes that “funding the RISE Act would preserve and protect our nation’s research investments and repair the frayed career [pathways] for the next generation of scientists.” The AAU-endorsed measure would authorize approximately $25 billion in relief funding to support the nation’s research workforce and offset costs related to laboratory closures and lost research productivity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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