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This page includes correspondence from Vanderbilt and associations to which Vanderbilt belongs. 

2018 Correspondence

  • Letter from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos calling on Tennessee's nine congressmen in the House to oppose H.R. 4508, the PROSPER Act. (June 7, 2018)
  • Letter from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research to the House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, recommending at least $39.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health for FY 19. (April 26, 2018
  • Vanderbilt University FY 19 appropriations programmatic priorities, revised to reflect final FY 18 funding levels. 
  • Statement from the Energy Sciences Coalition to Congress, supporting the $353 million provided to ARPA-E in the FY 18 spending bill and recommending $375 million for FY 19. (April 16, 2018)
  • Letter from the Coalition for National Science Funding to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations, thanking them for the increase in science funding for FY 18 and recommends an appropriation of $8.45 billion for FY 19.  (April 12, 2018)
  • Statement on the Fiscal Year 2019 Funding for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. (March 30, 2018)
  • Letter from Friends of IES, a coalition of organizations committed to supporting the essential role of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education & Related Agencies, requesting $670 million for IES in the FY 2019 Labor, HHS, Education & Related Agencies appropriations bill. (March 27, 2018)
  • Letter from the Office of Federal Relations to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., outlining the university's programmatic priorities for FY19. (March 9, 2018)
  • Letter from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and 48 of his colleagues calling on congressional leadership to modify or eliminate the endowment/net investment income tax enacted as part of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (March 7, 2018)
  • Letter from public and private presidents/chancellors across Tennessee urging Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to support a permanent legislative fix for the DACA program. (Feb. 14, 2018)
  • Letter from various businesses, scientific and engineering societies, and universities across the U.S. urging both House and Senate leadership to reach a bipartisan budget deal and to make investments in science and engineering research by increasing the 302(b) allocations. (Feb. 6, 2018)

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