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This page includes correspondence from Vanderbilt and associations to which Vanderbilt belongs. 

2021 Correspondence

  • Letter from United for Medical Research to Senate leadership urging Congress to go beyond the continuing resolution for FY 22 appropriations and ensure NIH remains on a strong and sustainable funding path. (December 6, 2021)
  • Letter from United for Medical Research to House leadership urging Congress to go beyond the continuing resolution for FY 22 appropriations and ensure NIH remains on a strong and sustainable funding path. (December 6, 2021)
  • Letter from the Friends of IES to the House and Senate appropriators urging them to include $814 million for IES as part of a final appropriations agreement for FY 22. (November 16, 2021)
  • Letter from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to House and Senate Committees on Appropriations urging appropriators to provide at least $46.4 billion for NIH’s base for FY 22, as included in the House-passed bill. (November 15, 2021)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding to the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy submitting R&D policy recommendations for FY 23. (November 5, 2021)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding to the House and Senate appropriators urging them to approve at least $9.634 billion, as would be provided to NSF in the House FY 22 Commerce, Justice, Science bill. (November 2, 2021)
  • Letter from the Scholars at Risk Network, an international network of over 500 other higher education institutions in 40 countries whose core mission is to protect threatened scholars and intellectuals, to the United States Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken requesting immediate action to save Afghanistan's scholars, students, practitioners, civil society leaders and activists, especially women and ethnic and religious minorities. (August 18, 2021)
  • Letter from Friends of IES, a coalition of organizations committed to supporting the essential role of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies, strongly endorsing the top line amount of $737.47 million included in the president's budget for IES in FY 22. (June 17, 2021)
  • Letter from United for Medical Research to the House and Senate Labor-HHS Subcommittees on Appropriations, urging Congress to provide an increase of at least $3.2 billion for the National Institutes of Health for the base budget in FY 22. (May 18, 2021)
  • Statement from the Energy Sciences Coalition thanking Congress for its strong support of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science in FY 21, and urging Congress to appropriate at least $7.7 billion in FY 22. (April 23, 2021)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding to the House and Senate Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations recommending at least $10 billion for the National Science Foundation in FY 22. (April 19, 2021)
  • Letter from nearly 1,200 organizations, including nearly 900 colleges and universities, urging Members of Congress to bring affordable, high-quality college education within reach for all students by doubling the maximum Pell Grant. (March 25, 2021)
  • Letter from Friends of IES, a coalition of organizations committed to supporting the essential role of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies, requesting at least $700 million for IES in FY 22. (March 23, 2021)
  • Statement from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which represents patient groups, scientific societies, research institutions, health professionals, educators, and industry, recommending at least $46.111 billion for the National Institutes of Health for FY 22. 

2020 Correspondence

  • Letter from the Coalition for National Security Research urging Congress to adopt the funding levels in the House FY 21 Defense Appropriations bill for Defense science and technology research programs. (December 3, 2020)
  • Letter from the Energy Sciences Coalition thanking Congress for its strong, bipartisan support of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science in the FY 21 appropriations bills, and urging Congress to appropriate at least $7.05 billion for DOE Office of Science. (November 30, 2020)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding urging Congress to finalize FY 21 appropriations legislation and appropriate at least $8.548 billion for NSF, as reflected in the House mark. (November 20, 2020)
  • Letter from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier to the Department of Homeland Security opposing proposed changes to international student and scholar visas. (October 26, 2020)
  • Letter from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier to all eleven members of the Tennessee congressional delegation urging Congress to provide at least $26 billion in additional funding to support the research enterprise and temporary, targeted federal safe harbors to address the ramifications of COVID-19. (June 24, 2020)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding to the House and Senate Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations recommending $9 billion appropriated in FY 21 for the National Science Foundation. (March 11, 2020)
  • Letter from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente to Tennessee's nine Members of the U.S. House of Representatives expressing Vanderbilt University's views on H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act. (February 27, 2020)
  • Letter from Friends of IES, a coalition of organizations committed to supporting the essential role of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies, requesting $670 million for IES in FY 21. (February 25, 2020)
  • Statement from the Energy Sciences Coalition thanking Congress for its strong support of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science in FY 20, and urging Congress to appropriate at least $7.4 billion in FY 21. (February 19, 2020)
  • Statement from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, which represents patient groups, scientific societies, research institutions, health professionals, educators, and industry, recommending at least $44.7 billion for the National Institutes of Health for FY 21. (February 12, 2020)

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