Washington Wrap Up – December 2, 2016

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.


Committee News and Schedule

House Education and the Workforce Committee
Press Release: Kline, Walberg Respond to Judicial Decision on Overtime Rule

Press Release: Scott Statement on Nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Press Release: Alexander: Federal Court Decisions Gives President-elect Trump and Congress Opportunity to Revise Destructive “Time Card” Rule

Press Release: Alexander Statement on Selection of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Education News Headlines
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Betsy DeVos: Five Things to Know About Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary [Education Week]

What Does Betsy DeVos Have in Mind for Higher Ed? [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

Jeb Bush praises Trump’s selection for Education secretary [The Hill]

Joint Federal Guidance on Low-Income Students [Inside Higher Ed]

Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Overtime-Pay Rule [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

Get to Know Donald Trump’s Education Transition Team [Education Week]

Trump could reverse Obama’s actions on college sex assault, transgender rights [The Washington Post]

Letter warns Education Department there may be no borrowers eligible for public service loan forgiveness [Inside Higher Ed]

New website seeks to register professors accused of liberal bias and ‘anti-American values’ [Inside Higher Ed]

The White House

  • Blog: Obama Administration Marks Five Years of the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act

Federal Education Training and Grant Opportunities, Notices

ED Comment Request: Annual Performance Reports for Title III, Title V, and Title VII Grantees. Comments due January 23, 2016.

ED Notice: Eligibility Designations and Applications for Waiver of Eligibility Requirements; Programs Under Parts A and F of Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended (HEA), and Programs Under Title V of the HEA

ED Comment Request: Child Care Access Means Parents in School Application Package. Comments due December 28, 2016.