August 1, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to name Kelvin Droegemeier as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
July 13, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson joined with leaders of other higher education and research groups in sending a letter to Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing concerns with a rule the agency proposed that would limit the science it considers in critical rulemaking activities to studies for which all underlying data are publicly available for analysis. The letter calls on the EPA to withdrawal the proposed rule.
June 29, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education bill that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved.
June 13, 2018
Washington, DC – Continuing their call for Congress and the administration to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and research universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that details why Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, particularly recent funding boosts for research, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. continues to risks falling behind other nations that are urgently advancing conditions to foster growth in research, science, education, and other innovation overall.
June 6, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Universities, American Council on Education, and Council on Governmental Relations today submitted the following statement to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration in advance of that panel’s hearing entitled, “Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security.”