On December 15, 2021 Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Advocacy Corps held its final meeting of the year by discussing the importance of Congress completing FY22 federal appropriations. The group was joined by Ivanley Noisette, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Tom Suozzi.
Advocacy Corps members urged Congressman Suozzi to continue to work with his congressional colleagues to complete federal FY22 appropriations immediately following the current Continuing Resolution (CR) set to expire on February 18. “We are grateful that Congressman Suozzi and the other members of the New York Congressional Delegation helped to secure millions of dollars in research funding and other Stony Brook University priorities in FY22 appropriations,” said Julia Brandenstein, an undergraduate double majoring in psychology and political science who also serves as an undergraduate coordinator for the Center of Civic Justice. “However, all of that hard work will be lost if Congress passes a full-year CR rather than FY22 appropriations.”
During the meeting, Advocacy Corps members also expressed appreciation to Congressman Suozzi for his continued support for Leader Schumer’s U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which would provide the type of transformational science funding our nation desperately needs to remain a global leader.
Stony Brook’s Office of Federal Relations continues to work with Advocacy Corps members, university partners from across the nation, and the New York Congressional Delegation to fight for increased federal funding for scientific research, student financial aid, and other SBU priorities.