Jan 29, 2018
On Monday evening Congress managed to pass legislation to reopen the federal government after a brief three-day shutdown, which mostly took place over the weekend.  The bill, signed by the President Monday night, will extend current funding...
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Jan 24, 2018
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018   Dear CEF Members:           I. Continuing resolutions cut FY 2017 education funding   Because the sequester-level cap for non-defense discretionary spending for fiscal year (FY) 2018 is lower than the...
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Jan 22, 2018
Unless Congress can pass another temporary appropriations bill (known as a “continuing resolution” or CR), the federal government will shut down at midnightFriday.  The impact of the shutdown would begin with the potential closure of nation...
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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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Jan 08, 2018
Members of Congress found their first day back from the holiday recess delayed this week as a rare winter cyclone swept the east coast from Boston to Florida, cancelling flights and making travel difficult.  But once they return, lawmakers ...
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Dec 26, 2017
The House and Senate passed a major tax reform bill this week, mostly along party lines, that could have a negative impact on State and local education funding down the line.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes a number of provisions that w...
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Dec 18, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published its semi-annual regulatory agenda on Thursday, outlining what regulatory action it plans to take over the next few months.   The agenda shows that ED plans to rescind a number of regulations...
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Dec 11, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate both passed a bill on Thursday extending federal funding at current levels for an additional two weeks, averting a government shutdown Friday.  The bill passed mostly along party lines in the Hou...
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