Correspondence distributed by university leaders to Congress, the administration and agencies on federal legislative and policy issues.

2017

UC Letter Regarding DACA October 16, 2017 PDF

October 16, 2017

Letter from UC President Napolitano and the 10 UC chancellors calling upon the California congressional delegation to lead bipartisan legislative efforts to protect DACA recipients.

Letter Regarding Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill September 22, 2017 PDF

September 22, 2017

Letter to the California congressional delegation urging their opposition to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

California Education Leaders Call on Congress to protect Dreamers September 5, 2017 PDF

September 5, 2017

Letter from UC and other California education leaders calling upon Congress to enact bipartisan legislation to protect our nation’s Dreamers.

President Napolitano calls on Congressional Leadership to Protect Dreamers September 5, 2017 PDF

September 5, 2017

Letter from UC President Napolitano calling on Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Leader Schumer and Leader Pelosi to pass biparstian legislation to protect Dreamers.

Letter on UC's FY 2018 Appropriations Priorities September 5, 2017 PDF

September 5, 2017

Letter from President Napolitano to the California congressional delegation regarding the university's FY 2018 appropriations priorities.

Updated FY 2018 Federal Priorities June 19, 2017 PDF

June 19, 2017

UC's updated Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding priorities and corresponding letter from President Napolitano to the California congressional delegation.

Letter and Principles Related to the Health Care Debate (Senate) June 19, 2017 PDF

June 19, 2017

A letter to the California senators outlining the potential impact changes to coverage provisions within the Affordable Care Act could have on UC, as well as UC Health’s policy principles and key positions related to the health care coverage debate.

Proposed Cap on F&A Expenses for NIH Research June 14, 2017 PDF

June 14, 2017

Letter from President Napolitano to HHS Secretary Tom Price and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney expressing concerns over the proposal for a new 10 percent cap on facilities and administrative (F&A) expenses for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research.

UC Letter on Proposed NIH Limit on Awards Using a GSI June 2, 2017 PDF

June 2, 2017

Letter from UC Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Arthur B. Ellis to NIH Director Collins regarding unintended consequences of an NIH proposal to cap individual principal investigator awards with a new metric known as the “Grant Support Index.”

FY 2018 Federal Priorities March 24, 2017 PDF

March 24, 2017

UC's Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding priorities and corresponding letter from President Napolitano to the California congressional delegation.

Letter and Principles Related to the Health Care Debate March 13, 2017 PDF

March 13, 2017

A letter to the California congressional delegation outlining the potential impact changes to coverage provisions within the Affordable Care Act could have on UC, as well as UC Health’s policy principles and key positions related to the health care coverage debate.

Welcome to the 115th Congress January 23, 2017 PDF

January 23, 2017

Letter from President Napolitano to the California congressional delegation.

2016

UC, CSU and CCC Urge Continuation of DACA Program November 29, 2016 PDF

November 29, 2016

In a joint letter, UC, the California State University System and the California Community Colleges call upon President-elect Trump to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

UCSA and UC Urge Support Year-Round Pell November 17, 2016 PDF

November 17, 2016

A letter from UC President Janet Napolitano and University of California Student Association President Ralph Washington, Jr. urging support for critical investments to the Pell Grant program.

UC, CSU, CCC Letter Regarding Pell Grants November 17, 2016 PDF

November 17, 2016

Joint letter from UC, the California State University System and the California Community Colleges urging support for the Pell Grant program in the final FY 2017 funding legislation.

UC Letter Regarding Cures/Innovations Legislation November 14, 2016 PDF

November 14, 2016

Letter from President Napolitano and the 10 UC chancellors urging support for passage of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research and medical innovations legislation before the 114th Congress adjourns.

UC and UCSA Letter March 14, 2016 PDF

March 14, 2016

Letter from UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Student Association President Kevin Sabo urging Congress to protect the Pell Grant Program, Federal Perkins Loan Program and Stafford Student Loans.

FY 2017 Federal Priorities February 24, 2016 PDF

February 24, 2016

University of California's Fiscal Year 2017 federal funding priorities and corresponding letter from President Napolitano to the California congressional delegation.

President Napolitano to Senate HELP Committee on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act January 4, 2016 PDF

January 4, 2016

UC's priorities for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, as well as the accompanying letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Leadership.