Federal Relations

APLU Releases Overview of Patent Reform Legislation

Memorandum To: Association constituents From: Robert M. Berdahl, President, Association of American Universities  Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education  Darrell G. Kirch, President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges  Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities  Arundeep S. Pradhan, President, Association of University Technology Managers  Anthony P. DeCrappeo, President, Council on Governmental

Senator Cantwell Advances UW FY10 Projects

Senator Maria Cantwell has advanced several of the UW’s FY10 priority projects.  While this is just a first step in a long journey, we are encouraged by the support the Senator is showing for the UW.  The next step is to get these and other projects included in the FY10 funding bills, which are currently

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

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

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 &

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

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

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

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

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