AAU President Barbara R. Snyder issued a statement about the House Science Committee's decision today to advance the National Science Foundation for the Future Act (H.R. 2225) and the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act (H.R. 3593).
AAU today thanked Senator Durbin for introducing the American Innovation Act, legislation that would help close the nation’s innovation deficit by bolstering funding for several federal research agencies.
Presidents and chancellors of 153 leading universities urged President Obama and bipartisan congressional leaders to prevent deep across-the-board spending cuts due to take effect in January as a result of budget sequestration.
More than 130 university presidents and chancellors sent a letter to the members of the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction urging them to reach “a big agreement – not incremental steps” while working to close the nation’s budget deficit.