Articles about "House"

Nov 20, 2017

The tax reform package introduced by Republicans cleared its first major hurdle yesterday when the House passed its version of the legislation by a vote of 227-205, with all Democrats and 13 Republicans voting against the legislation.  Prop...

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Oct 09, 2015

A week after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he would resign from his leadership position and leave Congress, his presumptive successor Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced he is no longer seeking the position...

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Aug 03, 2015

The process for reconciling the House and Senate bills reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is officially under way.  This week, a bipartisan “Gang of Four” met to begin negotiating a proposal that can pass both t...

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Jul 17, 2015

Education advocates across the country are in a state of disbelief as both the House and Senate have now passed legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  However, the two bills must now be reconciled wit...

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Feb 27, 2015

In the latter half of this week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered – but ultimately failed to pass – a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  While the House completed many hours of debate...

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Feb 17, 2015

A report issued today by the White House strongly criticizes legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), cleared Wednesday by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The report criticizes the s...

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May 16, 2014

Each chamber of Congress is working on its own education agenda.  The House of Representatives has passed a charter school bill and a measure to govern education research.  The Senate education committee has completed action on a new early ...

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Jan 14, 2014

The Committee for Education Funding has produced a table comparing the funding levels proposed in the House-Senate Compromise Appropriations bill for the current fiscal year.  For Title I, and most federal elementary and secondary programs ...

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Dec 11, 2013

The new House-Senate Budget deal accomplished several key items.  First, it provides the appropriators with an amount of money to allocate to the 12 subcommittees (the subcommittee for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Educ...

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Dec 10, 2013

The House-Senate Budget Committee has been rumored to be near a deal for several weeks. They have until this Friday, December 13th to complete their work of setting an overall spending level. This will then become the overall allocation lev...

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Nov 27, 2013

The Committee for Education Funding is reporting that the House Senate Joint Budget committee chairs are essentially working on a budget deal that would cover three years.  They are discussing the possibility of replacing some of the previo...

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Nov 18, 2013

November 16 -- Activity in Congress is a study in contrasts in process with areas having high levels of action followed by sudden stops, while other areas are moving from event to event without completing any action.  Yet completing a proce...

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Oct 16, 2013

It looks like the House/Senate/White House/Left/Right/Tea party/Progressives have made a deal.  Votes will be tonight with the Senate going first then the House late tonight.  (Don't be surprised if there is one more twist to this process.)...

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Sep 26, 2013

The push and pull of the political season is in full swing as the fight over funding and the role of the federal government continues. Currently, the Senate is in the process of running down the procedural clock for an anticipated Saturday ...

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Sep 17, 2013

The fiscal year is rapidly coming to an end and there is no plan in place to create a funding agreement to keep the government open past October 1st. The House Republican leadership intended to bring a package that would maintain funding a...

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