Additional Resources

How do I learn more about what's happening on Capitol Hill? How many congress persons does PA have in the House of Representatives? Who else has membership to the AAU? What is the AAU? Find the answers to these questions and countless more in the resources below!

Association of American Universities 

The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada.  Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education.

AAU member universities are on the leading edge of innovation, scholarship, and solutions that contribute to the nation's economy, security, and well-being.  The 60 AAU universities in the United States award nearly one-half of all U.S. doctoral degrees and 55 percent of those in the sciences and engineering.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 

With a membership of 238 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement.  The association's work is furthered by an active and effective advocacy arm that works with Congress and the administration as well as the media to advance federal policies that strengthen public universities and benefit the students they serve.

Council on Governmental Relations

The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) is an association of research institutions and is the national authority on the financial and regulatory infrastructure and the corresponding compliance requirements, associated with managing federal research grants and contracts within research institutions. COGR provides information, analyses, advice, policy perspective and historical context to its members in the areas of research administration and compliance, financial oversight and intellectual property.

Federal Register

The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains government agency rules, proposed rules, and public notices. It is published daily, except on federal holidays.

The White House

The official White House site presents issue positions, news, Cabinet, appointments, offices and major speeches is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.

The United States House of Representatives 

The home page of the United States House of Representatives

The United States Senate

The home page of the United States Senate