Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Federal Update for February 1, 2012

Earlier today, the National Academies released a report that identifies 16 high priority technologies that NASA should pursue over the next five years.  Additional details are available by going to the following link:

The Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has issued, in today's Federal Register, a solicitation (pdf) for stakeholder input on the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program. NIFA announced they will hold a public meeting and solicit public comments for consideration in the development of the FY2013 AFRI program solicitations and the FY2014 Budget. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, beginning at 8 am in Washington, DC. They will also be accepting written comments by 5 pm EST on Thursday, March 22, 2012. To view the solicitation, please link to:

Registration for the 2012 National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day is open. Today, February 1, is the last day for the advanced discounted registration rate of $90. This annual event, which will be held on March 19-20 this year, is aimed at connecting a network of humanities advocates from around the country.

(APLU and the UW System Office of Federal Relations contributed to this report.)