APLU Releases FY10 Funding Recommendations

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has released a set of FY10 funding recommendations, which incorporate figures put forward last in the President’s Budget Request (PBR). The APLU recommendations focus on agencies/program accounts of interest to the higher education community. The UW Office of Federal Relations encourages feedback our community on the recommendations outlined… Read More


Senator Murray Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Patty Murray has advanced University of Washington fiscal year 2010 appropriations requests along with requests from a number of institutions in the state of Washington. The development is important, but not the final step in securing support for the projects selected. The FY10 appropriations process will play out over the course of the summer… Read More


Congressman Reichert Recognizes UW School of Medicine on House Floor

UW SCHOOL OF MEDICINE                                 HON. DAVID G. REICHERT of washington in the house of representatives Thursday, April 30, 2009 Mr. REICHERT. Madam Speaker, today I rise in recognition of the University of Washington School of Medicine and their incredible standing as one of the best medical schools in the world. According to US News &… Read More


This Week on the Hill: May 4-8

TUESDAY AND REMAINDER OF THE WEEK House Convenes 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. No votes expected Friday. Under suspension of the rules: HR 774 , HR 1397 , HR 1271 — Facility namings H Res 299 — Honoring public servants H Res 382 — Charter Schools Week H Res 338 — Community… Read More


Washington Post Article on Obama Student Aid Reforms

Today’s Washington Post has a very informative article on President Obama’s proposals to increase student aid for college students. The article focuses on an increase in the Pell Grant program through elimination of the Federal Family Education Loan Program, and expansion of the Perkins Loan program. May 4th Washington Post: Proposals Would Transform College Aid


NHA Releases FY10 Budget Advocacy Update

Provided by the National Humanities Alliance NATIONAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE TESTIFIES FOR INCREASED NEH FUNDING On Thursday, April 23, National Humanities Alliance Vice President and American Council of Learned Societies President, Pauline Yu, testified before the House Interior, Environment, & Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee for increased funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Ms. Yu… Read More


This Week on the Hill

April 27-May 1 The newest member of the House, Scott Murphy, D-NY, is expected to be sworn in early in the week. This Week in the House Under suspension of the rules: H Con Res 99 — Early educator wages H Res 335 — National Volunteer Week H Res 344 — NCAA women’s basketball HR… Read More


National Science Board Recommends Comprehensive Federal Strategy to Transform U.S. Energy Economy

National Science Foundation Press Release, April 14, 2009 The National Science Board (NSB) today released a draft report, “Building a Sustainable Energy Future,” for public review and comment.  The report calls on the nation to lead the fundamental transformation of the current energy economy from one that is dependent on fossil fuel to one that thrives on… Read More


National Service Bill Awaits President Obama

Before the commencement of the April District Work Period, Congress gave final approval to Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Corporation for National and Community Service for the first time since its inception in 2003 and significantly expands national service opportunities. See below for an overview of the legislation. President… Read More


Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Patent Reform Legislation

On Thursday April 2nd, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Patent Reform Act of 2009 (S. 515) by 15-4 vote after an agreement was reach on how to award damages in infringement cases. The bill establishes judges as the mechanism for deciding hwat evidence can be presented to juries in determining how to award damages.  Additionally,… Read More