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 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.
AAU statement encourages Congress to negotiate a bipartisan budget agreement that raises the Budget Control Act caps for FY18 and beyond to permit robust investment in research, and higher education programs.