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On April 5, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona testified at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education hearing focused on the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Education. Continue reading
On April 28, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh testified at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education hearing focused on the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Labor. Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Biden Administration released an overview of its $1.8 trillion “American Families Plan.” Continue reading
On April 20, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing entitled “COVID-19 Recovery: Supporting Workers and Modernizing the Workforce Through Quality Education, Training, and Employment Opportunities.” Continue reading
On April 20, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies held a hearing on increasing investments in Community Colleges. Continue reading
On April 22, the House Education and Labor Committee held a “Member’s Day” hearing. The purpose of this hearing was to allow Members of Congress to discuss their policy priorities around “improving our education system, supporting workers, making health care more affordable, and strengthening our economy.” Continue reading
Last week, President Biden’s nominee for under secretary of education, James Kvaal, appeared in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee for his nomination hearing. Continue reading
Every year ahead of the annual appropriations process, the House CTE Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and G.T. Thompson (R-PA) circulate a sign-on letter to the Appropriations Committee requesting robust funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in that years Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. Continue reading
Last week, the Biden Administration submitted its proposal for topline fiscal year (FY) 2022 discretionary funding to Congress. Continue reading
This week, President Biden unveiled the details of his $2 trillion infrastructure-related “American Jobs Plan,” which aims to create millions of jobs and spur the economy while rebuilding a substantial portion of our nation’s infrastructure. Continue reading
The House and Senate just reintroduced the bipartisan Jumpstarting Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, a critical bill to ensure students have access high-quality, short-term job training programs which are critical to meeting industry demand and ensuring all workers and businesses can access and contribute to an inclusive economic recovery. Continue reading
Earlier this week, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH), and Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students Act of 2021, or the JOBS Act, to expand federal Pell Grant eligibility to high-quality, short-term job training programs. Continue reading
On Thursday, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Continue reading
At the end of February, House Appropriations Chairwoman Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced that the House would restore earmarks, albeit a more transparent and limited version, ending a decade-long prohibition. Continue reading
Early Wednesday morning, the House Education and Labor Committee voted 27-21 to approve a $357.9 billion draft proposal for inclusion in the COVID-19 relief package that's slated to move through Congress under the FY21 budget reconciliation process. Continue reading
The co-chairs of the House CTE Caucus, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn "GT" Thompson, have introduced a resolution honoring February as CTE Month. Continue reading
Last week, House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) and incoming Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act (RAWA). Continue reading
As we continue to settle into the 117th Congress, committees have been announcing changes to the rosters, including the addition of new Freshman members. Continue reading
Earlier this week, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott introduced H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which would reauthorize and update the existing 1937 law. Continue reading
Since taking office on January 20th, President Joe Biden has already signed 30 executive orders and taken various other actions aimed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, and deal with the ongoing economic crisis. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Democrats defeated the Republican incumbents in both of Georgia’s runoff elections, securing enough seats to control of the Senate after President-elect Biden’s inauguration. Continue reading
This week we close with our final coverage of New Members of Congress by profiling new Members from Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, in this post we profile new Members from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, in this post we profile new Members from Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and New York. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, in this post we profile new Members from Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Michigan. Continue reading