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 35 organizations in sending a letter urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy to include “Reauthorization of International Education Programs Under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965” in the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USI
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 34 organizations in sending a letter urging Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to prioritize and strengthen the Education Department's international and foreign language education and research funding in FY23, specifically for the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs.
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.