Federal Governmental Relations
Reductions and delays in federal funding are impacting the University of California. Below is information explaining the impact and what UC is doing to protect our research.
Summary of President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request on the issues and programs that are of importance to the University.
Summary of the fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation and its impact on agencies and programs of importance to UC.
UC President and Chancellors letter to California delegation regarding sequestration and the fiscal year 2014 budget PDFNovember 14, 2013
Letter from UC President Janet Napolitano and the ten Chancellors urging congress to stop the sequester and to complete a FY 2014 budget that strongly supports UC's federal research and education priorities.
Senior Vice President Dooley letter to California delegation regarding the fiscal year 2014 budget PDFSeptember 10, 2013
Letter from Senior Vice President Daniel Dooley, UC Office of the President, urging congress to repeal the sequester and for completion of the FY 2014 appropriations legislation.
VCR Hemminger said it was abundantly clear that increased investments in research and education were “required for the U.S. to obtain and continue to have energy independence” and to “remain competitive on the world stage.”
As Congress and the Obama administration try to reach agreement on a spending plan for 2014, University of California leaders are urging that the repeal of sequestration be a top budget priority. "Promising science is being delayed or terminated. Labs are being forced to lay off highly trained staff," they write. "Perhaps most troubling, young researchers are questioning whether to pursue research careers because vital fellowships are threatened and it is taking increasingly longer for them to obtain their first independent research grants."
If you are a UC researcher, faculty member or student that has been affected by federal budget cuts, tell us how you've been impacted.
A brief document providing an overview of sequestration, the FY 2014 budget and the impact they have on the University.