Articles about "senate"

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 23, 2017

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted on Wednesday to approve President Trump’s nominee for General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education – Carlos Muñiz – along with a number of nominees for other...

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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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Jul 17, 2015

After nearly two weeks of debate and considering dozens of amendments, the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) by a vote of 81-17.  The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), but backs away from t...

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Jun 29, 2015

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education held a two-hour markup on its annual funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2016.  This week, the corresponding Senate Subcommittee held a 20-minute markup before both bills...

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Apr 17, 2015

Just a week after it was introduced, the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), was unanimously reported out of Committee in the Senate.
 
Members of the Senate Committee on Health, E...

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Mar 20, 2015

Both the House and Senate Budget Committees released their blueprints for fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending this week – and both proposals rely heavily on cuts to federal spending in nearly all categories, including education.
 
The House Budget...

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Jul 22, 2014

One of the central projects of the Obama Administration has been the creation and overall launch of My Brother's Keeper. It is an initiative to help boys and young men of color to be able to fully participate in our society. One White House...

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Jul 11, 2014

This week's legislative issues to be updated and a report of interest to the Title I community.

 

Workforce Investment Opportunity Act passed the House and has been sent to the President for his signature. The measure has been awaiting...

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There has been modest movement on several education measures in the House and Senate.

 

On June 25, the Senate by a vote of 95-3 passed HR 803 the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act by accepting a House amendment (which was a biparti...

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Jun 19, 2014

The Legislation blog from June 13 provided a list of education policy actions and activities that may or may not occur in the Congress.  This blog will provide an interpretative mosaic of those individual data points.   The most immediate...

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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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Apr 05, 2014

Congressional discussions on funding for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 15/SY 15-16) are occurring in several committees.  The initial stage of the Congressional funding process is the budget.  The budget process sets overall spending targets...

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Feb 10, 2014

The House & Senate education committees held hearings last week on early childhood education.  The Senate is to support Smart Start, a major early childhood education proposal by Senator Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Senate education committe...

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Jan 17, 2014

The Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act by a vote of 72 to 26 (House had passed it by 357-67).  The measure is now being sent to the president for his expected signature today or tomorrow (January 18th).  Overall, education pr...

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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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Jan 08, 2014

January 15th is the deadline for the current funding bill that is keeping the federal government open.  All of the reports coming from the Hill read the same, there are negotiations going on between Senator Mikulski (D-MA) the chair of the ...

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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 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 20, 2013

The fiscal year begins on October 1st.  The Congress and Administration need to agree on funding to maintain the government services.  By interpretation, the Administration keeps the critical areas of government open, even though it has no ...

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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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Sep 11, 2013

The Congress will only be meeting for only nine legislative days this month. During that time they are expected to take up a continuing resolution, but in a burst of activity the House and Senate education committees are holding hearings ...

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