Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson tonight released a statement on President-elect Biden’s proposed COVID-19 relief package.
“We welcome and appreciate President-elect Biden’s much-needed national leadership on COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. These are critical, foundational steps to beating back the virus and restoring our economy and way of life.
“We applaud President-elect Biden for recognizing the significant financial stress our nation’s colleges and universities are facing due to the pandemic and for calling for additional emergency relief to support them and their students. We look forward to seeing the specifics of the proposal in the coming days and encourage consideration of additional resources both for institutions as well as for the cutting-edge research many of them conduct on behalf of the American people.”