Senate Democrats Introduce FY 2023 Appropriations Bills

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills. The package includes $850 billion in defense spending and $653 billion in non-defense discretionary spending. Given time constraints, the House of Representatives and Senate are unlikely to come to final agreement on fiscal year 2023 appropriations before the mid-term elections. Read more.

CHIPS and Science Act Passes with Bipartisan Support

In an important gain for science, the House of Representatives and Senate have passed competitiveness legislation. Earlier this week, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill that would increase the amount of semiconductor chips manufactured in the country and authorize increased federal funding for scientific research. Read more

Biden Administration’s Priorities for FY 2024

The Biden Administration recently released a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies regarding its research and development priorities for fiscal year 2024. The memo lists seven domains to focus on in research and development. Read more 

Language Resource Centers Program Grantee List Announced

A total of 16 universities were selected to receive funding for the Language Resource Centers program at the Department of Education. Read more

Members of Congress Urge Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments

Earlier this week, one hundred Members of Congress sent a letter to President Biden to press for the extension on the pause of student loan payments. Without another extension, student loan borrowers will be expected to resume loan payments. Read more

Update on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program

Equal Justice Works and the PSLF Coalition will host a webinar on August 3 on Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver for higher education employees. To receive this waiver, student borrowers must submit a PSLF form by October 31, 2022. Read more