After years of spending caps that have held back federal higher education and research investments, President Biden’s discretionary budget outline charts a bold new course to a healthier, greener, more equitable, and more prosperous future for all Americans.
President Mary Sue Coleman released a statement to support the “Research Investment to Spark the Economy (RISE) Act,” which would authorize approximately $26 billion to support the nation’s research workforce and offset costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAU issued a statement to thank House Appropriators for their efforts to increase funding for higher education and scientific research in the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Bill.
AAU applauds the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for proposing a much-needed $2 million increase in investment in the National Endowment for the Humanities.
AAU thanks Representative Stivers (R-OH) and Bill Foster (D-IL) for introducing the STRONGER Patents Act, bipartisan legislation that would effectively crack down on abuses of the U.S. patent system while taking steps to improve that system.