The Task Force on American Innovation sent a letter asking Congress to complete negotiations on fiscal year 2022 funding bills encouraging bicameral and bipartisan support to fund key investments in scientific and engineering research and development agencies.
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.
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.
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.”