Earlier this week the House Appropriations Committee marked-up and passed several FY 2023 spending bills. Read more.
Department of Commerce Announces Academic Outreach Initiative
The Department of Commerce’s Office of Export Enforcement recently announced the Academic Research Initiative, which aims to help U.S. universities protect themselves against the theft of sensitive research products by foreign agents. Read more.
Bipartisan Innovation Act Conference Update
For more than a month, the Joint House-Senate Conference Committee for the Bipartisan Innovation Act has worked behind the scenes to reconcile the differences between the Senate-passed U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Act and the House-passed America COMPETES bills. According to media reports, the conference committee has slimmed-down the bill by removing labor, climate, and trade provisions from the America COMPETES Act from the final conference bill. Read more.
NSF Research Traineeship Program Update
The National Science Foundation announced 22 new awards for the Research Traineeship program. The program provides research-based master’s and doctoral degree students the training they need to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Read more.
Letter to Veterans Affairs Committees Regarding 85-15 Rule
Last week, 15 organizations including CGS sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees regarding the 85-15 rule. Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to ensure that veterans can continue to enroll in quality programs of their choosing despite policy changes to the 85-15 rule by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more.