- Legislative and Appropriations Update
- Pending Appropriations “Dear Colleague” Letters
- AAU Staffing Announcement
- Upcoming Events
According to Politico Pro, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said on Thursday that she expects government funding bills to go through subcommittee and full committee markups next month, followed by floor passage of the FY22 measures in July. Earmarks included in the bills will be unveiled ahead of each markup, she said during a webinar with The Brookings Institution , acknowledging that earmark requests will face intense scrutiny after a history of abuse and ethical issues. We are still awaiting the full version of President Biden’s FY22 budget proposal, which is expected later this month or in early June.
The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled an executive session , beginning at 10 a.m. ET on May 12, to mark up the Endless Frontier Act (S. 1260). AAU is monitoring potential amendments to the legislation and will report out on anything requiring attention.
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee is expected to mark up the NSF for the Future Act (H.R. 2225) on May 13, although the committee had not yet posted formal notice of the meeting as of deadline for today’s Weekly. AAU is monitoring potential amendments to the legislation and will report out on anything requiring attention.
According to Bloomberg Government , House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the House will consider a package of bills later this month that are designed to reform aspects of debt collection and curb abuse of consumers. The measures “would also strengthen protections for small business lending, safeguard military servicemembers from unfair debt collection, assist borrowers with student and medical debt,” Hoyer told the news service.
PENDING APPROPRIATIONS “DEAR COLLEAGUE” LETTERS
AAU is tracking appropriations-related congressional “Dear Colleague” letters on our FY22 Budget and Appropriations Resources Page (login required). The following letters are still pending, and CFR members are encouraged to contact their congressional delegations about joining them:
AAU STAFFING ANNOUNCEMENT
We are pleased to announce that Natalie Tynan will serve as associate vice president for immigration and international issues effective Tuesday, May 11. Natalie will be responsible for immigration and matters relating to international students and scholars and will work on other issues, including science and security, export controls, international scientific collaborations and exchanges, and related higher education and research policy and regulatory matters. She will also work closely with the CFR and the CFR Immigration Task Force. She has a bachelor of arts in government and law from Lafayette College and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America. She previously served as a senior attorney working on immigration as well as legal, policy, and operational issues at United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and various D.C. law firms. She also played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of several federal programs regarding immigration. They include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Entrepreneur in Residence, which uses industry expertise to strengthen USCIS policies and practices related to immigrant entrepreneurs and workers with specialized skills, knowledge, or abilities; the program helps streamline visa pathways for these immigrant entrepreneurs.
MAY 11-12 VIRTUAL CFR MEETING; Meeting agenda is available here , and registration is available here .
MAY 21 AAU CFR BIOMEDICAL TASK FORCE MEETING; 1:00 p.m. ET. Register here .
MAY 31 GOLDEN GOOSE AWARD 2021 SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE; More information here.
CFR Update, May 5, 2021 (login required)
President’s Report, May 4, 2021 (login required)