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  Public Policy Log - 114th Congress, 1st Session (2015)

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 114th Congress, 1st Session (2015), 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.



23 July 2015 Coalition Letter to Sens. Shatz and Coons Requesting a Federal Travel Policy Amendment To the FY 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 2995)
6 July 2015 Coalition Letter (STEM Ed Coalition) to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee For Putting a STEM Emphasis in Proposed Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization.
30 June 2015? Coalition Statement (CNSR) to the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Concerning the FY2016 DoD S&T Budget Appropration.
23 June 2015 Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander Commending Him For Introducing S.1398, the Energy Title of America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015.
23 June 2015 Letter to Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Urging Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, With an Additional Emphasis on ExIM support for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Small Businesses.
18 June 2015 Letter to Senate Banking and House Finance Committee Members Urging Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, With an Additional Emphasis on ExIM support for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Small Businesses.
10 June 2015 Letter to House Judiciary Committee Leaders Making Recommendations Regarding the Innovation Act (H.R. 9/S. 1137) Concerning Patent Reform.
5 June 2015 Coalition letter (TFAI) to Senate Appropriations Leaders Expressing Views on Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.
21 April 2015 Coalition Letter to Senate CST, House SSTC, House HSGAC, and House/Senate Appropriations Expressing Concerns Regarding Impacts of Administration Regulations and Legislative Initiatives Related to Government Travel on the Nation's Science and Engineering Enterprise.
21 April 2015 Coalition Letter (CNSF) Expressing Concerns With Title I of the America COMPETES Reauthorizations Act (H.R. 1086).
20 April 2015 Letter to Rep. Dan Lipinski (and members of House SSTC) Endorsing a Proposed Amendment on Importance of Federal STEM Travel to the American COMPETES Reauthorizatio, Act of 2015 (H.R. 1086).
16 April 2015 Letter to Rep. Conyers endorsing the Innovation Protection Act, with provisions to end fee diversion from the Patent Office.
14 April 2015 Statement Submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing For its Hearing on The Innovation Act (H.R. 9)
14 April 2015 Coalition Letter (STEM Ed Coalition) to Senate HELP Committee Urging Support for STEM Education in the Reauthoriation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
26 March 2015 Letter to Senate Budget Committee Opposing Amendment 646 to the Senate Budget Bill (S.Con.Res.11), Which Would Enable Inclusion of H-1B Visa Increases in the Budget Bill.
17 March 2015 Statement for the Record on the Senate Judiciary Committee 17 March Hearing on Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers.
16 March 2015 Public Statement (Close the Innovation Deficit Coalition) Commends Introduction of American Innovation Act
5 March 2015 Coalition Letter (CNSF) to U.S. Congress Supporting a $7.7B Appropriation for the National Science Foundation in FY 2016.
4 March 2015 Letter to Sen. Coons and Sponsors Endorsing the STRONG Patents Act of 2015 (S.632)
25 Feb. 2015 Coalition Letter (STEM Ed Coalition) to House of Representatives opposing House passage of the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and Supporting Proposed Amendments 13, 33, 98 and 105.
23 Feb. 2015 Coalition Letter (STEM Ed Coalition) to House of Representatives supporting House passage of the STEM Education Act (H.R. 1020).
12 Feb. 2015 Coalition Letter (ResearchAmerica) To Leadership of the House Committee on Ways and Means Endorsing the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 (H.R. 880), Legislation To Make Permanent the R&D Tax Credit.
11 Feb. 2015 Letter to California Congressional Delegation Forwarding News Story Highlighting Abuse of H-1B Visa Program.
5 Feb. 2015 Letter to Sen. Moran Endorsing The Green Card and Entrepreneur Visa Provisions in the STARTUP Act (S.181)
21 Jan. 2015 Coalition Letter to Reps. Goodlatte, Conyers, and Sen. Grassley, Leahy Providing Input Related to Anticipated Patent Reform Legislation.
20 Jan. 2015 Comments in Response to USCIS Docket Number: 2014-0014 Soliciting Input on the U.S. High-Skill and Employment-based Visa Systems.

Other IEEE U.S. Policy Communications

23 June 2015 IEEE Letter to Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Leadership expressing Concerns Regarding The Embargo Period Proposed in the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act (S.779).
3 March 2015 Testimony by Dr. Greg Shannon Before House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Cyber Threats and Implications for the 21st Century Economy.
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Last Update: 23 July 2015
Staff Contact: Chris Brantley


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