Public Policy Log - 115th Congress, 1st Session (2017)

The following is the chronological log of public policy communications made by or on behalf of IEEE-USA (and other organizational units with IEEE) during the 115th Congress, 1st Session (2017), 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.

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Date Description
14 December 2017
12 December 2017 Coalition (TFAI) Statement to Congress Urging Budget Cap Relief to Allow Robust Investment in R&D.
14 November 2017 IEEE-USA Statement on the Protect and Grow America Jobs Act (H.R. 170).
17 October 2017 Coalition (STEM Ed) letter to House and Senate Labor Committee Leadership Supporting FY2018 Funding of the Title IVStudent Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) Program.
6 October 2017
Coalition (TFAI) Statement Urging Congress to Coalition (TFAI) Statement Urging Congress to Reauthorize and Fully Fund the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E).
1 September 2017 IEEE-USA Amicus Brief filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Oil States Services, LLC vs. Greene's Energy Group Case Concerning Denial of Judicial Review of PTO Inter Partes Patent Reviews.
28 July 2017 Coalition Statement (Energy Sciences Coalition) to the Senate Endorsing The Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017 (S.1460) and Its Funding Support for DOE's Office of Energy Sciences.
26 July 2017 Coalition Testimony (STEMEd) to the House Science Research and Technology Subcommittee for a Hearing on "STEM and Computer Science:  Preparing the 21st Century Workforce."
25 July 2017 Coalition Letter (TFAI) to Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committee Leaders Urging Strong Funding for S&T Programs in the Senate Version of the FY18 Commerce Appropriations Bill (HR 3267).
21 July 2017 Coalition Letter to the Secretary of Commerce on Qualifications for the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property/Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
19 July 2017 Coalition Letter (TFAI) to Senate Energy and Appropriations Leaders Urging Full Funding of DoE Basic Research and Innovation Programs in the FY18 Energy and Water Development Appropriations.
18 July 2017 Coalition (CNSF/CNSR/TFAI) Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Bipartisan Budget Agreement on Spending Caps In Order to Maintain Robust Federal Investments in Science and Innovation.
17 July 2017 Letter to Secretary of State Urging Exemption of Visitors Attending Scientific or Technical Events (Conferences) from the Travel Ban in Executive Order 13780
23 June 2017   Coalition (STEM-ED) Letter to Department of Education concern that the U.S. Department of Education Urging DOEd Support for Inclusion of Science Performance in State Education Accountability Frameworks as Provided Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
25 May 2017 Coalition (STEM ED) Letter to President Trump Calling for Appointment of of OSTP Director
17 May 2017 Comment to OMB/State Department on Public Notice #9984 Soliticing Comments on Proposal for Enhance Visa Vetting.
9 May 2017 Letter to President and Commerce Secretary With Recommendations on Strengthening the U.S. Patent System
5 May 2017 Coalition  (TFAI) Statement Commending Congress for Support of S&T in the FY Omnibus Budget Legislation
24 April 2017 Coalition letter to House and Senate Energy Committee Leadership Urging Continued Support for DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
6 April 2017 Coalition (AAAS) letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Swift Completion of FY2017 Appropriations With Robust Investments in Scientific Research
27 March 2017 Coalition (CNSR) Statement to the Secretary of Defense Urging Robust and Sutained Growth in DoD's Basic Research and S&T Program Budgets.
16 March 2017 Coalition (TFAI) Statement on the President's FY2018 Budget Request.
21 Feb. 2017 Engineering Community Statement on Importance of Immigration to Enhancing Technological Innovation
3 Jan. 2017 Letter to President-elect Trump Requesting Executive Order Prohibiting Use of H-1B Visas to Outsource Jobs

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