10-18-2013

Statement by Ohio State University Interim President Joseph A. Alutto on Government Budget Resolution

“I am pleased that the House and Senate came to a resolution to reopen the federal government and thank those members who supported the measure. A functioning federal government is critically important to this university, and Ohio State was directly impacted by the 16-day shutdown.

“Together, the shutdown and budget sequestration have created an uncertain environment for students who rely on federal financial aid and restricted public institutions’ ability to attract and retain the best and brightest researchers. During the shutdown, federally funded research came to a halt, some university employees working on federal contracts were temporarily furloughed, and reliable federal data could not be accessed by students and faculty. Ohio State looks forward to working with our federal officials to support future legislation to responsibly fund government operations that encourage college completion and American research and innovation.”

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