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

2024

FY 2025 Priorities Letter April 8, 2024 PDF

April 8, 2024

Letter from UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., to the California congressional delegation highlighting the University's FY 2025 appropriation's priorities.

UC Health Response to 340B RFI APRIL 1, 2024 PDF

APRIL 1, 2024

UC Health response to the request for feedback on the draft SUSTAIN 340B Act.

President Drake's Letter to Secretary Cardona FEB. 29, 2024 29.24-MVD-TO-SEC-CARDONA_FAFSA.PDF

FEB. 29, 2024

President Drake's Letter to Secretary Cardona regarding urging action on FAFSA, gainful employment and the Student Aid Index.

2023

UCH FDA Comment Letter DEC. 4, 2023 PDF

DEC. 4, 2023

Comments regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed rule on Medical Devices and Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs).

UC CREATE AI Endorsement Letter NOV. 9, 2023 PDF

NOV. 9, 2023

University of California letter endorsing the Creating Resources for Every American to Experiment with Artificial Intelligence Act of 2023 or CREATE AI Act.

UC Systemwide Response to Cassidy RFI on NIH NOV. 3, 2023 PDF

NOV. 3, 2023

University of California response to a request for input regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program. on the structure, programs, and processes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

FY 2024 Continuing Resolution Priorities SEP. 20, 2023 PDF

SEP. 20, 2023

Letter from UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., to the California congressional delegation highlighting the University's FY 2024 appropriations and continuing resolution (CR) priorities.

AAUC Federal Financial Aid Letter SEP. 8, 2023 PDF

SEP. 8, 2023

Letter from Alumni Associations of University of California (AAUC) to the California congressional delegation highlighting the need to protect federal financial aid for higher education.

UC Health Response to 340B RFI July 28, 2023 PDF

July 28, 2023

University of California Health response to a request for information regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

UC, CSU and CCC Letter on FY 2024 Labor, HHS and Ed. Appropriations July 24, 2023 PDF

July 24, 2023

University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges Letter regarding concerns on Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations

FY 2024 Priorities Letter March 15, 2023 PDF

March 15, 2023

Letter from UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., to the California congressional delegation highlighting the University's FY 2024 appropriation's priorities.

2022

FY 2023 Omnibus Priorities Nov. 22, 2022 PDF

Nov. 22, 2022

Letter from UC President Drake to the California congressional delegation outlining UC's FY 2023 policy and funding priorities.

CHIPS and Science Act Aug. 17, 2022 PDF

Aug. 17, 2022

Letter from UC leadership to Speaker Pelosi thanking her for her leadership in passing the legislation. Similar letters were shared with Senate leadership and House Science Committee leaders.

White House Conference - Recommendations July 15, 2022 PDF

July 15, 2022

Letter submitted to the White House regarding higher education priorities/recommendations in preparation for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.

Preventing Burnout in the Health Workforce June 17, 2022 PDF

June 17, 2022

University of California Health letter to members of Congress regarding FY 2023 funding for HRSA’s Preventing Burnout in the Health Workforce program.

COMPETES/USICA Conference Letter April 19, 2022 PDF

April 19, 2022

Letter from UC leadership regarding the priorities for the conference process for the COMPETES/USICA legislation.

Ph.D. attainment at HSIs April 6, 2022 PDF

April 6, 2022

Letter to the California congressional delegation encouraging Congress to create a pilot program to promote Ph.D. students at R1 Hispanic Serving Institutions.

UC’s FY 2023 Federal Funding Priorities April 4, 2022 PDF

April 4, 2022

UC's FY 2023 federal funding priorities and corresponding letter from UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., to the California congressional delegation.

2021

UC's Agricultural Priorities in the Build Back Better Act Dec. 10, 2021 PDF

Dec. 10, 2021

Letter from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Vice President Glenda Humiston, UC Berkeley Dean of Natural Resources David Ackerly, UC Davis Dean of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Helene Dillard and UC Riverside Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Kathryn Uhrich to Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) outlining UC's agricultural priorities in the Build Back Better Act.

UC's Agricultural Priorities in the Build Back Better Act Dec. 10, 2021 PDF

Dec. 10, 2021

Letter from UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Vice President Glenda Humiston, UC Berkeley Dean of Natural Resources David Ackerly, UC Davis Dean of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Helene Dillard and UC Riverside Dean of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Kathryn Uhrich to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) outlining UC's agricultural priorities in the Build Back Better Act.

UC's Priorities for the Build Back Better Act Dec. 9, 2021 PDF

Dec. 9, 2021

Letter from UC President Drake to Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) outlining UC's priorities in the Build Back Better Act.

National Wildland Fire Hazards Reduction Program Act Oct. 28, 2021 PDF

Oct. 28, 2021

Letter from UC Vice President for Research & Innovation Theresa A. Maldonado to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, endorsing the National Wildland Fire Hazards Reduction Program Act.

UC's Reconciliation Priorities in Research Sept. 28, 2021 PDF

Sept. 28, 2021

Letter from UC Vice President for Research & Innovation Theresa A. Maldonado and the vice chancellors for research to the House Committees on Science, Space and Technology and Energy and Natural Resources regarding UC's priorities and recommendations for the funding levels allocated to science agencies in the reconciliation package.

UC's Agricultural Research Priorities Sept. 27, 2021 PDF

Sept. 27, 2021

Letter from Agriculture and Natural Resources Vice President Glenda Humiston to the House Committee on Agriculture regarding UC's priorities and recommendations for agricultural research and infrastructure investments.

UC, CSU, CCC Double the Pell Letter Aug. 27, 2021 PDF

Aug. 27, 2021

Joint letter from UC, California State University and California Community Colleges to the California congressional delegation in support of Double the Pell.

UC's Priorities for Infrastructure Legislation and Budget Resolution Aug. 3, 2021 PDF

Aug. 3, 2021

Letter from UC Associate Vice President of Federal Relations Chris Harrington to Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) outlining UC's priorities as related to infrastructure legislation and the budget resolution.

ARPA-H July 15, 2021 PDF

July 15, 2021

Letter from Executive Vice President of University of California Health Carrie Byington and UC Vice President for Research & Innovation Theresa A. Maldonado to Reps. Diana Degette (CO-1) and Fred Upton (MI-6) regarding the proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).

DOE Science for the Future Act June 25, 2021 PDF

June 25, 2021

Letter from UC Vice President for Research & Innovation Theresa A. Maldonado and the vice chancellors for research to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, endorsing the Department of Energy (DOE) Science for the Future Act.

NSF Futures Act June 14, 2021 PDF

June 14, 2021

Letter from UC Vice President for Research & Innovation Theresa A. Maldonado and the vice chancellors for research to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, endorsing the National Science Foundation (NSF) Futures Act.

U.S. Innovation and Competition Act June 14, 2021 PDF

June 14, 2021

Letter from UC Vice President for Research & Innovation Theresa A. Maldonado and the vice chancellors for research to the Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, endorsing the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act.

UCH's Priorities for Infrastructure Legislation June 2, 2021 PDF

June 2, 2021

Letter from Executive Vice President of University of California Health Carrie Byington to the California congressional delegation outlining UC's health requests as related to infrastructure legislation.

UC's Priorities for Infrastructure Legislation May 28, 2021 PDF

May 28, 2021

Letter from UC President Drake to the California congressional delegation outlining UC's education and research requests as related to infrastructure legislation.

Letter to Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas April 30, 2021 PDF

April 30, 2021

UC letter regarding the need for immediate action to allow international students and scholars to travel to higher education institutions in the U.S. for the fall 2021 academic term.

Letter to Secretary Cardona April 23, 2021 PDF

April 23, 2021

Letter from UC President Drake to Department of Education Secretary Cardona regarding Perkins HEROES waivers.

Double the Pell California Coalition Letter MARCH 5, 2021 PDF

MARCH 5, 2021

Coalition letter from California higher education institutions and associations to the California congressional delegation regarding their support for doubling the maximum award of the Pell Grant.

UC's Priorities for COVID-19 Emergency Legislation FEB. 1, 2021 PDF

FEB. 1, 2021

Letter from UC President Michael V. Drake to the California congressional delegation outlining UC's requests as related to the next COVID-19 emergency legislation.