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.
United for Medical Research, of which AAU is a founding member, sent a letter urging OMB Acting Director Shalanda Young to include an increase of at least $3 billion to the base budget of the National Institutes of Health for FY23.
The Coalition for National Security Research, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense highlighting the coalition’s appropriation priorities for the FY22 budget.
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 ACE and three other higher education associations in sending a letter to several members of Congress opposing Section 818, “Department of Defense (DOD) contractor professional training material disclosure requirements” included in the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act.
AAU joined with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in submitting comments to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee as the House and Senate Committees work to finalize a conference agreement in the FY 2022 National Defense…