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.
The House approved its final compromise NDAA bill, S. 1605 on December 7, 2021 on a 363-70 vote. The final NDAA authorizes $768.1 billion in defense spending, $25 billion more than the President’s FY22 budget request.
AAU joined the Friends of Institute of Education Sciences Coalition in sending a letter urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to include $814 million for IES as part of a final FY22 appropriations agreement.
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).
The Coalition for National Science Funding, which includes AAU, sent a letter thanking the Appropriations committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate for their continued support in NSF funding for the Fiscal Year 2022.