The Biden Administration Releases FY23 Budget Request

On March 28, the Biden Administration released its fiscal year FY (2023) budget request. The Administration proposes funding non-defense discretionary programs at $829.2 billion and defense programs at $813.3 billion. For more information about the FY23 Budget Request, please see the CGS document, President Biden’s FY2023 Budget Request: CGS Programs of Interest. Read more.

A Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation Calling for More Trained Mental Health Care Professionals

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) recently introduced the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act (H.R. 4198). The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for trained mental health professionals in the nation’s K-12 schools, as well as in our communities.  Read more. 

Bill Introduced to Secure Affordable Student Loans for Every Borrower

Earlier this week, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced the Affordable Loans for Any Student Act of 2022.The bill seeks to streamline existing student loan programs by creating two options for borrowers to choose from: a fixed repayment plan over a period of 10 years or an income-based repayment plan over a period of 20 years. Read more. 

NSF Guidance on Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation recently released new guidance for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program recognizes and supports graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Read more. 

CGS Supports Nomination of Dr. Nasser Paydar

Earlier this week, CGS President Suzanne Ortega sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in support of the nomination of Dr. Nasser Paydar to be assistant secretary of postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education. Read more. 

Advisory Committee Meeting Announcements

The Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have all issued notice of meetings in the Federal Register this week. Read more.