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.
AAU joined more than 200 organizations in sending a letter urging state governors across the United States to maintain and expand licensure and telehealth flexibilities for the duration of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency.
This table represents the current status of FY22 appropriations for AAU’s funding priorities at the Departments of Education, Energy, and Defense as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, AFRI, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
As lawmakers consider measures related to securing federally funded research data and intellectual property, it is important to understand the current state of play for research security in the country to avoid new requirements that are duplicative, unnecessary, or counterproductive