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  Public Log - 110th Congress, 1st Session (2007)

The following is the chronological log of public policy communications made by or on behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers United States of America (IEEE-USA) (and other organizational units with IEEE) during the 110th Congress, 1st Session (2007), including testimonies, statements submitted for the record of congressional hearings, formal comments provided in response to public or regulatory notices, letters to Federal policy makers forwarding recommendations on public policy issues, and Legislative Alerts and similar notices of related government relations activities. Current Action Alerts can be accessed by IEEE members via IEEE-USA's Legislative Action Center.

Date

Description

18 Dec. 07 Coalition statement expressing concern at failure to fund FY2008 S&T programs at levels authorized in the American Competes Act.
13 Dec. 07 Joint letter with ASME to the Federal Office of Management and Budget urging enactment of FY 2008 increases for STEM education and fundamental scientific and engineering research authorized for in the America Competes Act.
13 Nov. 07 Coalition letter to the White House and Congress urging quick enactment of FY 2008 increases for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Energy Office of Science authorized in the America Competes Act.
8 Nov. 07 Letter to Rep. Rohrabacher endorsing continued operation of the Arecibo
Observatory
by NSF and NASA, including the radio astronomy and the NEO radar missions.
6  Nov. 07 Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation concerning "The Implications of the Globalization of R&D and Innovation for America's Science and Engineering Workforce."
2 Nov. 07 Letter to the U.S. Senate endorsing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (S.358).
1 Nov. 07 Letter to  Members of U.S. House of Representatives encouraging their participation in the congressional Robotics Caucus.
31 Oct. 07 Letter to Rep. Bart Gordon endorsing H.R. 2406, legislation "to authorize the National Institute of Standards and Technology to increase its efforts in support of the integration of the healthcare information enterprise in the United States"
29 Oct. 07 Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee members endorsing the Broadband Census of America Act of 2007 (H.R. 3919).
23 Oct. 07 Coalition Letter by 430 organizations expressing concerns regarding the Patent Reform Act of 2007.
11 Oct. 07 Joint IEEE-USA/SIA letter to House and Senate leaders outlining shared immigration reform proposals.
2 Oct. 07 Letter to Rep. Bart Gordon supporting legislation to accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrid vehicle technology.
2 Oct. 07 Letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commending FERC on the creation of an Office of Electric Reliability.
14 Sept. 07 Letter to the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense offering recommendations on ways to augment the President's Executive Order on National Security Professional Development.
27 Aug. 07 Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Judiciary Committee members opposing adoption of the Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1145/H.R. 1908)
27 Aug. 07 Letter to Sponsors of the America Competes Act (H.R. 2272, Public Law 110-69) thanking them for their leadership.
2 Aug. 07 Letter to the House and Senate urging support for final passage of the Conference Report on the "America Competes Act" (H.R.2272)."
1 Aug. 07 Letter to House and Senate conferees urging prompt action to reconcile and report the America Competes Act (S. 761/H.R. 2272).
1 Aug. 07 Letter to House and Senate conferees urging inclusion of the high-performance provisions (Title V of H.R. 2272) in the final conference report on the America Competes Act (S. 761/H.R. 2272).
30 July 07 Letter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recommending David Ostfeld for appointment to the USPTO Public Advisory Committee.
23 July 07 Letter to the House Leadership and Ways & Means Committee members supporting passage of the Investment in America Act of 2007 (H.R. 2138), which would provide for the permanent extension of the Research and Development (R&D) tax credit.
27 June 07 Letter to Senators Durbin and Grassley endorsing H-1B/L-1 Visa reforms contained in the McCaskill, Durbin, Grassley Amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act (S.1639),
19 June 07 Coalition letter to key Congressional leaders expressing concerns with certain provisions of the Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S1145/H.R. 1908).
12 June 07 Letter to the House Ways and Means Committee urging inclusion of language promoting the development and commercial use of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) in the committee's proposed energy incentives package.
21 May 07 Letter to U.S. House supporting legislation to promote the development and commercial use of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
27 April 07 Letter to Senate expressing support for the H-1B and L-1 Temporary Work Visa Reform Act (S. 1035).
24 April 07 Coalition letter by Task Force on Future of American Innovation to House and Senate leaders urging FY'08 funding increases for research at NSF, NIST and the DOE-Office of Science.
20 April 07 Letter to Senate urging passage of the "America Competes Act" (S.761).
19 April 07 Statement on Competitiveness and Basic Research for the hearing of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology, Innovation and Competitiveness.
28 March 07 STEM Coalition letter endorsing the "10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds" Science and Math Scholarship Act (H.R. 362).
27 March 07 Letter to House leaders endorsing S&T funding allocations in the FY2008 budget resolution (H.Con.Res.99).
13 March 07 Signatory to American Innovation Proclamation, which was delivered to all Members of Congress.
28 Feb. 07 Letter to House Science and Technology Committee endorsing the High-Performance Computing Revitalization Act of 2007 (H.R. 1068).
27 Feb. 07 Letter to House Budget and Senate Finance Committee leaders urging revisal of funding reductions for Science and Technology (S&T) research at the Department of Defense. 
12 Feb. 07 Letter to key House/Senate leaders outlining need for healthcare legislation, including provisions related to use of information technology to ensure quality and reliability of healthcare delivery.
8 Feb. 07 Letter to Rep. Louise Slaughter and selected sponsors endorsing the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (H.R. 493)
5 Feb. 07 Letter to Senator Wyden offering IEEE expertise and assistance in support of the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus.
2 Feb. 07 Letter to the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) expressing concerns regarding H-1B visa-related content in the GAO report on "Global Competitiveness: Implications for the Nation's Higher Education System."
1 Feb. 07 Letter to congressional sponsors endorsing the Get Real Incentives to Drive Plug-in Act (H.R. 589).
31 Jan. 07 Letter commending Congressional Leaders for including increased investments in innovation and competitiveness in the FY 2007 Continuing Budget Resolution
29 Jan. 07 Letter to Rep. Bart Gordon endorsing the "10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds" Science and Math Scholarship Act (H.R. 362) and the Sowing the Seeds Through Science and Engineering Research Act (H.R. 363).
19 Jan. 07 Letter to House Democratic leaders urging continued support of previously approved FY 2007 appropriations for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy Office of Science in the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.  Pelosi response
18 Jan. 07 Coalition letter (Task Force on the Future of American Innovation) urging continued support of previously approved FY 2007 appropriations for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy Office of Science in the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.
12 Jan. 07 Coalition letter (Computing Research and Innovation Coalition) to House Democratic leaders urging continued support of previously approved FY 2007 appropriations for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy Office of Science in the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution.
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IEEE-USA policy documents can be obtained by written request to the IEEE-USA, 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, by phone request to 202-785-0017, by fax request to 202-785-0835, or by e-mail request to c.brantley@ieee.org.

Copies of coalition letters/testimonies by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), of which the IEEE is a member, can be obtained on-line or by written request to AAES, 1111 19th Street, N.W., Suite 608, Washington, DC 20036, or by phone request to 202-296-2237.

Last Update: 18 May 2010
Staff Contact: Chris Brantley

 

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