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Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee on Broadband Infrastructure Needs for Post-Secondary Students
7/8/2021Request to Congress to help address the digital divide exacerbated by the pandemic and ensure student access to fundamental tools such as reliable internet connections and devices capable of managing distance learning.
Topic(s):
Campus Issues; Science and Technology; Legislation
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Letters and Comments
Letter on Higher Education Appropriations for FY 2022
6/4/2021Letter from ACE and 48 other higher education associations to House and Senate appropriators outlining the priorities for students, institutions, and researchers as Congress works on funding bills for FY 2022.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Financial Aid; Science and Technology; Research Funding
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Letters and Comments
Letter to Senate in Opposition to the Rubio Amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act
5/24/2021This amendment would require three separate federal security agencies to certify if a person receiving funding under this act “has sufficient protections in place" against espionage.
Topic(s):
Science and Technology
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Letters and Comments
Talking Points on Proposed Amendment to S. 1260 on Freedom of Speech
5/21/2021Senate is considering an amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 that would establish problematic requirements for colleges around protections of free speech, viewpoint diversity, religious liberty, and prohibitions on discrimination.
Topic(s):
Free Speech; Science and Technology
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Bill Summary
Talking Points: U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021
5/20/2021The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, currently being debated on the Senate floor, contains a number of provisions that would have a negative impact on higher education institutions.
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Science and Technology
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Bill Summary
Letter Opposing the Sullivan Amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act
5/19/2021Letter to Senate leaders strongly opposing an amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 that would require colleges and universities to “protect” free speech and religious freedoms to receive NSF funding.
Topic(s):
Legislation; Science and Technology; Regulation
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Letters and Comments
Letter to the Senate on the Endless Frontier Act
5/17/2021We are deeply concerned that several provisios in this bill would detrimentally impact many colleges and universities, including smaller institutions and community colleges.
Topic(s):
Legislation; Science and Technology
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Letters and Comments
Talking Points on the Safeguarding American Innovation Act
5/13/2021The bill includes several problematic provisions that would expand the State Department's authority to deny visas and create new requirements for the sponsors of J-1 visas. It would also lower the current Sec. 117 reporting threshold to $50,000, from $250,000.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Student Visas; Science and Technology
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Bill Summary
Memo on the Safeguarding American Innovation Act
4/28/2021Analysis of provisions in the Safeguarding American Innovation Act that are problematic for the higher education and research communities.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Science and Technology
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Bill Summary
Higher Education and the Future of Telehealth
3/8/2021Letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and Subcommittee on Health following the subcommittee's March 2 hearing on “The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care.”
Topic(s):
Health Care; Science and Technology
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Letters and Comments
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