Dec 11
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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Nov 20
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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Nov 13
Nov 13, 2017
The short-term spending deal passed in September, which keeps the federal government funded at fiscal year (FY) 2017 levels and temporarily raises the debt ceiling, expires on December 8th. The long list of legislative priorities Congress p...
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Nov 06
Nov 06, 2017
House Republicans have finally released details on their highly-anticipated tax reform proposal this week.  While initial reports indicated there would only be tangential impact on public schools, a closer review of the language shows that ...
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Nov 02, 2017
Presenters include: Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax FairnessDeborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human NeedsJim Weill, FRAC (Moderator) The tax cut plan to be taken up in the House Committee on Ways and Means star...
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Oct 23
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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Oct 17, 2017
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released proposed priorities for determining recipients of discretionary grants.  While these eleven priorities are not official requirements for receiving discretionary funding, they do indi...
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Oct 10, 2017
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on Tuesday to gather testimony from State chiefs on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how States are innovating under the new law...
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