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APLU staff closely follow the Congressional Appropriations process through both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The Appropriations section of the website provides charts with programs of interest to higher education institutions.
Passed as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, sequestration is a deficit reduction mechanism to levy automatic, across-the-board cuts to federal spending and places statutory caps on annual discretionary spending through FY2021. Originally slated to begin in January 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act pushed the implementation of sequester cuts to March 1, 2013.
Sequestration cuts several billion dollars from key areas important to research universities, including federally supported scientific research, student aid, and health care in FY2013. For research, sequestration would mean a direct reduction in the number of grants available, smaller awards sizes, or that only existing, but not new, awards would be funded. For student aid, it would result in less federal Work-Study and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) funding. For hospitals and physicians at our campuses, it would mean lower Medicare reimbursement rates. For FY2014 and beyond, sequester cuts, which will be equally divided between defense and non-defense community, will be decided at the discretion of Congress. The Pell Grant program, which had been exempt from sequestration in FY2013, will be at risk of cuts going forward.
Backgound Materials on the Impact of SequestrationA report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) predicts that sequestration will result in over 2 million job losses across the defense and nondefense discretionary communities. For the non-defense sector specifically, the job losses will be more than 1 million.
Other sources of analysis on the impact of sequestration on research::: The Impact of Sequestration on Non-Defense Jobs and Services by the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee :: ITIF Report: Eroding Our Foundation - Sequestration, R&D, Innovation, and U.S. Economic Growth:: United for Medical Research Analysis of Impact on NIH:: FASEB Analysis of Impact on Biomedical Research:: Research!America on Sequestration: Health Research at the Breaking Point:: Science Community Letter on Sequestration - December 2012:: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Analysis of the Sequester and Federal R&D
:: APLU FY2014 Appropriations Priorities Summary Chart Last Updated: 24 April 2013Preliminary Requests By Specific Appropriations Bill (narrative one-page handouts)::: Agriculture Request:: Commerce-Justice-Science Request:: Defense Request:: Energy and Water Development Request:: Interior and Environment Request :: Labor-HHS-Education Request:: State and Foreign Operations Request
:: APLU Appropriations Priorities for FY2013, Pres Request FY13, and Congressional Approps Marks for FY13 Last Updated: 9/26/12:: APLU FY2013 Programmatic Target Requests Narrative Last Updated: 3/8/12Requests By Specific Appropriations Bill (one-page handouts)::: Commerce-Justice-Science Request:: Defense Request:: Energy and Water Development Request:: Interior and Environment Request :: Labor-HHS-Education Request:: State and Foreign Operations RequestSpecific Agriculture related requests are available here. :: APLU Priority Areas in the FY2013 President's Budget Request - Chart Last Updated: 2/14/12
:: APLU FY2012 Appropriations Priorities Chart Last Updated: 12/21/11 Includes 2010 Enacted, 2011 Enacted, 2012 Presidential Request, 2012 APLU Request, and Current House and Senate Recommended Levels
:: President's FY2012 Budget Request:: APLU FY2012 Programmatic Target Requests Narrative
:: APLU-AAU Letter on FY12 Conference of Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations:: APLU-AAU Letter on FY12 Conference of Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations:: APLU-AAU Letter on FY12 Conference of Energy Appropriations:: APLU-AAU Letter on FY12 Conference of Defense Appropriations:: APLU Letter on FY12 Conference of Interior Appropriations:: Letter to Senate on House Energy and Water Report Language :: ARPA-E Funding Letter:: Debt Limit Letter:: SEOG Dear Colleague - John Tierney :: Pell Grant Dear Colleague - Barbra Boxer (D-CA):: TQP Dear Colleague - Jack Reed (D-RI):: NIH Dear Colleague:: NIH Programmatic Letter - David Reichert (R-WA):: Title VI Dear Colleague - Rush Hold (D-NJ)
:: FY2011 APLU Programmatic Target Requests by Appropriations Bill :: FY2011 Budget and Appropriations Chart Last Updated: 10/5/10
By Specific Appropriations Bill:
:: FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 Commerce-Justice-Science APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 Energy and Water APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 Interior APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 Agriculture APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 Defense APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 State and Foreign Operations APLU Appropriations Priorities:: FY2011 Veterans Affairs Research APLU Appropriations Priorities
:: House Committee on Appropriations
:: Senate Committee on Appropriations
:: Thomas Legislative Library
:: U.S. House of Representatives
:: U.S. Senate
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