This week's newsletter features updates about an AAU letter urging Congress to pass FY22 appropriations and Build Back Better Act provisions crucial to our nation's health, competitiveness, and security; DHS's reestablishment of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council; and more.
AAU sent a letter to Congress urging passage of final FY22 appropriations and Build Back Better Act provisions important to our nation’s health, economic competitiveness, security, and crucial government-university research partnership.
AAU joined letters led by ACE to thank the House for introducing two VA technical corrections bills. One letter is to Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL) and another letter is to Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA), Rep. David Trone (D-MD), Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA).
Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) is leading a “Dear Colleague” letter urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to retain increases to the Pell Grant maximum and expanded Pell eligibility in reconciliation.
AAU joined 75 other higher education associations in sending a letter urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to “preserve critical investments in college affordability and college completion in the final Build Back Better package.”
AAU joined ACE and more than 20 other higher education organizations in a letter to House Education and Labor Committee leaders expressing appreciation for the committee’s draft reconciliation bill including substantial investments in students, educators, and institutions. These investments include…