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 joined APLU in a letter asking the White House Office of Management & Budget to prioritize research and higher education funding in the Administration's FY19 budget.
Thirty higher education organization submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court stating President Trump's travel ban threatens colleges’ ability to attract international students and scholars.
A summary of higher education provisions in a tax reform discussion draft released by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.