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Federal Updates The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2020 Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill, increasing the Depart of Education budget by 6 percent. An amendment was adopted, adding $103 million for addition funding for career and technical education, mahnet schools, preschools and the Open Textbooks Pilot program. Read a summary of the bill, view the text or read the committee report. The President met with senior congressional Democrats, including Speaker Pelosi…
Federal Updates Secretary DeVos testified before the House Education and Labor Committee and answered questions on the president’s FY20 budget request, arming teachers, school choice, and other issues. The House Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee plans to mark up the Department of Education’s FY20 spending bill on April 30 with a tentative full committee markup scheduled for May 8. On April 10, the Director of Education, Workforce and Income Security, Kathryn Laren, testified to the Senate Committee on…
Federal Updates On March 11, the White House rolled out the President’s $4.7 trillion FY20 budget proposal. The proposed budget includes significant cuts to non-defense discretionary funding, including significant decreases in budgets for the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Meanwhile, House and Senate appropriators on Capitol Hill have already indicated that they intend to use many of their FY19 numbers as a starting point for FY20. Items from the proposed…
Rep. Bobby Scott Discusses Priorities of House Education and Labor Committee at MWC Event McGuireWoods Consulting’s National Education team recently hosted an event with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-03) in Washington, D.C. Having recently assumed his role as Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, Rep. Scott discussed the committee’s priorities for the 116th Congress. Chairman Scott emphasized that the main focus of the Committee would be on providing all Americans, regardless of their background, the…
Federal Updates Download our 2019 Congressional calendar The partial government shutdown continues, affecting the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, and Housing & Urban Development. The shutdown is going on day 19. The House rules package, approved on the first day of the 116th Congress, changed the House Education & Workforce Committee’s name to the House Education & Labor Committee. The Senate HELP Committee will have three new members for the 116th Congress: Senator Mitt…