Associated Press 02/09/06 Regents, university presidents make case for federal support DES MOINES, Iowa Iowa regents and the presidents of the state's three public universities have launched a lobbying blitz in the nation's capital for continued support for higher education in Iowa. They met yesterday in Washington D-C with some members of Iowa's congressional delegation to help protect the system from federal budget cuts. This week, President Bush proposed a two-point-seven (t) trillion dollar budget that slices away at many education programs, including student aid for lowincome students. University of Iowa President David Skorton says students at Iowa receive about 160 (m) million dollars a year in federal aid in grants and loans. Another key issue is research and development money. Each of the presidents outlined a new or continuing research needing money, from math and science in preschool education at the University of Northern Iowa to emissions from egg farms at Iowa State University. – Also ran in: WOI, IA; WQAD, IL; WHO-TV, IA Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.