May 19, 2009

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… Read More


May 18, 2009

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


APLU Shares Summary on FY10 R&D Budget Request Hearing

The hearing summary below has been provided by staff from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). APLU Hearing Summary Date: May 14, 2009 Committee: House Committee on Science and Technology, Full Committee Hearing Subject: An Overview of the Federal Research and Development (R&D) Budget for FY2010 Members Present: Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN), Ranking Member Ralph Hall… Read More


May 16, 2009

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


May 15, 2009

House Foreign Affairs Committee Seeks Increase in Study Abroad Opportunities

Yesterday (May 14th), legislation was introduced in the House Foreign Affairs Committee that would advance provisions of the Paul Simon Study Abroad Act. House Foreign Affairs Committee Release Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today introduced wide-ranging legislation to improve and support U.S. foreign policy efforts,… 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


May 14, 2009

NOAA Day on the Hill

Wednesday May 20th is NOAA Day on the Hill. This year’s theme is “NOAA Knows Climate.” UW Federal Relations staff will be in attendance. 3rd Annual NOAA Day on Capitol Hill NOAA Day Exhibits and Displays Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Foyer – Rayburn House Office Building See… Read More


May 13, 2009

Bill Would Create National Climate Service

The House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment is expected to mark up draft legislation today that would create an office similar to the National Weather Service to predict changes in climate.  The new “National Climate Service” would be established within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  A National Climate Service (NCS)… Read More


May 11, 2009

The Week at a Glance May 11-15

The Senate will consider a bill to impose new regulations on the credit card industry. Later in the week, the House is expected to vote on bills to overhaul the Pentagon’s acquisition system, to provide school construction and modernization, and a fiscal 2009 war supplemental appropriations bill.


NSF Releases Recovery Act Procedures

The National Science Foundation has taken the step, already completed by most agencies, of releasing procedures for Recovery Act funding. The NSF Recovery terms and conditions are availabe here.