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News: 2019

May 8, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ bill that increases funding for student aid and biomedical research.
May 3, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in which he outlines concerns and priorities about the proposed relocation of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture outside of the Washington, DC region and the impact it would have on science.
April 10, 2019
APLU and the Association of American Universities (AAU) today are hosting the University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill that will spotlight 20 startup companies from across the nation that have created products and services using federally funded, university-based research.
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced the creation of an advisory council for its Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success initiative. The advisory council, which will provide high-level leadership and strategic guidance for Powered by Publics, is comprised of a diverse array of higher education experts, business community leaders, as well as a student representative. The group met for the first time today and is expected to participate in topic-specific subcommittees and task forces in the future.
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump signing an executive order on campus free speech.
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump signing an executive order aimed at increasing transparency in higher education.
March 14, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the reintroduction of the bipartisan College Transparency Act in the House and Senate.
March 11, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal.
March 2, 2019
Washington, DC — APLU President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on President Trump’s comments about free speech at public universities. 
February 25, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson and Association of American Universities President Mary Sue Coleman sent the Office of Management and Budget and congressional leaders a letter urging them to negotiate a new bipartisan budget agreement that raises discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021.