FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Association of American Universities and the Council on Governmental Relations today issued the following statement of support for draft legislation issued by Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) to reduce the burden of federal regulation on research.
We greatly appreciate Rep. Lipinski’s efforts to reduce federal research regulatory burden. Our associations fully endorse his proposed legislation, which would advance a number of important recommendations from the recent National Academies report, Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research. When regulations are inefficient, they cause waster in federal research programs. We look forward to working with Rep. Lipinski to move this bill through the legislative process with the shared goal of reducing unnecessary regulatory cost and burden while ensuring accountability and proper government oversight.