Articles about "HELP"

Jan 15, 2018

The beginning of the second session of the 115th Congress this month brought with it two new members to the Senate, Doug Jones (D-AL) and Tina Smith (D-MN), narrowing the Republican majority in the Senate to 51-49.  Jones takes the former R...

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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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At a Senate Committee hearing Wednesday on implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) continued to express his disapproval of the U.S. Depar...

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Mar 14, 2016

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) voted 16 to 6 in favor of approving John King’s nomination as Secretary of Education Wednesday morning.  King received support from all Democrats on the Committee, but a ...

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May 19, 2015

Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act, legislation that would expand quality preschool programs. ...

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Apr 10, 2015

On Tuesday, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released new legislation designed to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...

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Jan 21, 2015

Early this week, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) released a draft of a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The bill, tentatively titl...

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