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

2022 Correspondence

  • Letter from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to lawmakers recommending a program level of at least $49.048 billion for the NIH base budget for FY 23, and strongly urges lawmakers to ensure that any funding for the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health supplements the $49 billion recommendation for NIH's base budget, rather than supplant the essential foundational investment in the NIH. (May 10, 2022)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding to the Senate and House Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations recommending at least $11 billion for the National Science Foundation in FY 23. (April 7, 2022)
  • 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 $815 million for IES in FY 23. (April 7, 2022)
  • Letter from institutions of higher education across the country to the Senate and House congressional leaders who will serve on the conference committee tasked with negotiating a compromise between the House’s America COMPETES Act of 2022 and the Senate’s U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). (April 2, 2022)
  • Statement from the Energy Sciences Coalition thanking Congress for its strong support of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science in FY 22, and urging Congress to appropriate at least $8.8 billion in FY 23. (March 28, 2022)
  • Letter from more than 65 leaders of Tennessee’s colleges and universities to the Tennessee congressional delegation urging them to make an affordable, high-quality college education more attainable for students by doubling the maximum Pell Grant award and permanently indexing the grant to inflation to ensure that its value will no longer diminish over time. (January 25, 2022)

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. 

 

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