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

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 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. Current Action Alerts can be accessed by IEEE members via IEEE-USA's Legislative Action Center.



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.
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 the  OSTP Director
23 May 2017 Coalition  (TFAI) Statement Expressing Concern that the President's FY2018 Budget Request Does Not Adequately Invest in Basic Research.
17 May 2017 Comment to OMB/State Department on Public Notice #9984 Soliticing Comments on Proposal for Enhance Visa Vetting.
16 May 2017 Coalition  (TFAI) Statement on Rebuilding America's Research Infrastructure
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)
13 April 2017 Coalition letter (Savings Coalition) to Senate Finance Working Group on Strengthening Retirement Savings Through Tax Reform.
6 April 2017 Coalition (AAAS) letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Swift Completion of FY2017 Appropriations With Robust Investments in Scientific Research
3 April 2017 Coalition (CNSF) letter to Congress recommending a $8 Billion FY 2018 Appropriation for the National Science Foundation.
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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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

Last Update: 26 July 2017
Staff Contact: Chris Brantley


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