On July 13, a bipartisan group of Members of Congress launched the Graduate Research and Development (GRAD) Caucus. The new caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Stephanie Bice (R-OK). According to their website, “Graduate researchers’ impact on our collective understanding of the world and contribution to strengthening our nation’s economy is often overlooked and understated despite the fact that behind every major breakthrough is a current or former graduate researcher. For this reason, it is imperative that graduate student researchers have a congressional caucus that represents their interests.”
The GRAD Caucus is actively looking for more Members of Congress to join the caucus, so please contact members of your House delegation and encourage them to join.