The 2022 State Legislative Session for CU will be largely lobbying to protect the University from negative legislative initiatives being proposed during this election year session, including the collective bargaining bill initiated by the labor unions, unfunded mandates, new legislative requirements with no additional general fund provided, and recommendations from interim committees that will be responsible for spending the federal stimulus dollars.
Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse visited CU Boulder to tour the laboratories and learn more about the groundbreaking research taking place at JILA, CU Boulder’s joint research institute with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Briefs February 2022
Several legislators were able to attend University of Colorado football games during the 2021 season.
Five University of Colorado faculty members provided expert testimony before House and Senate committees as experts in their respective fields.
CU advocated for federal coordination, a national wildfire strategy, and science policy bills focused on wildfire risk and damage reduction throughout 2021.
CU President Mark Kennedy and Incoming President Todd Saliman met with campus leaders from CU Boulder and UCCS to discuss ongoing federal research priorities and key partnerships.
University leadership, including CU President Mark Kennedy, Regent Sue Sharkey and CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano hosted Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division Commanding General, and his team at the Boulder campus.
CU Boulder professor and Director of CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences), Waleed Abdalati, testified in a hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, CU’s federal relations team worked with university leadership, institutions of higher education across the state, and the Colorado congressional delegation to ensure critical support for students, research and the State of Colorado.