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

June 28, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved its 302(b) subcommittee allocations for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations cycle.

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies released legislative text for FY 2023 and passed the bill out of the subcommittee by a voice vote.

The House and Senate passed the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” legislation related to firearms, mental health and school safety.

The House and Senate passed the “Keep Kids Fed Act,” legislation to extend school meal and related waivers.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection marked up and passed the America Data Privacy and Protection Act by a voice vote.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the Biden Administration’s proposed amendments to current Title IX regulations.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Spring 2022 Unified Agenda for Federal Agencies, including an estimated timeline for ED’s upcoming regulatory actions and the U.S. Department of Labor’s upcoming regulatory actions.

President Joe Biden released a statement on “the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.”

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued a press release on “New COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility for Children Ages 5 and Younger.”

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh released the “Good Jobs Principles” as part of the agencies’ “Good Jobs Initiative.”

Education News Headlines
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Delaware moves forward with ‘ban the box’ legislation for college admissions [Higher Ed Dive]

Education Dept. Agrees to Settle 200,000 Borrower-Defense Claims [Inside Higher Ed]

Gainful employment, other regulatory matters pushed to spring [Inside Higher Ed]

The Senate Gun Bill: What It Would Mean for School Safety, Mental Health Efforts [Education Week]

Colleges Should Pay Up When They Mishandle Harassment, a Title IX Pioneer Says [Chronicle of Higher Education]

How are college campuses preparing for a post-Roe era? [The Hechinger Report]

Credential stacking drove 1.1% increase in undergraduate degrees earned last year [Higher Ed Dive]
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Report: “Undergraduate Degree Earners”

Opinion: The Motherhood Penalty Begins in College [Inside Higher Ed]

Dartmouth College is eliminating loans from its financial aid packages [NPR]

Committee News and Schedule, Schedule for House and Senate Floor:
Speaker of the House
Press Release: Dear Colleague on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Press Release: Pelosi Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Press Release: Transcript of Pelosi Remarks at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Event

Press Release: Pelosi, Schumer Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Leadership Meeting on COMPETES/USICA Conference

House Majority Leader
Press Release: Hoyer Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Senate Majority Leader
Press Release: Schumer Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Roe and Republicans’ Complicity in this Dangerous Decision to End Abortion Rights

Senate Minority Leader
Press Release: “The Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling Is Courageous and Correct”

House Education & Labor Committee
Press Release: Chairman Scott Leads Vote to Improve Mental Health Services for College Students

Press Release: ICYMI: Apprenticeships, Not College, Can Help Reduce Unemployment

Press Release: ICYMI: On 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Chairman Scott Delivers Remarks at Unveiling of Portrait of Former Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Press Release: Murray, Democrats Push Biden for “Bold Action” to Protect Abortion Access in a Post-Roe America

Press Release: Senator Murray Announces HELP Hearing On Abortion and Reproductive Health Care Post-Roe

Press Release: Murray, Blunt, DeLauro, Cole Introduce Resolution Celebrating 50 Year Anniversary of Pell Grants

House Committee on Appropriations
Press Release: Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

Inflation Complicates Biden’s Deliberations on Student Loan Forgiveness [The New York Times]

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Press Release: Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Cantwell, Capito, Klobuchar, Lummis Equal Pay Bill Moves One Step Closer to Law

U.S. Department of Education and the Administration:

White House Speech: Remarks by President Biden at Signing of S.2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

White House Speech: Remarks by Vice President Harris on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe V. Wade

White House Speech: Remarks by President Biden on the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

White House Press Release: President Biden’s Maternal Health Blueprint Delivers for Women, Mothers, and Families

ED Media Advisory: U.S. Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal to Travel to Texas, Participate in Roundtable Conversations with Students about Pell 50th Anniversary, College Affordability, Speak at NASFAA Annual Conference

White House Statement: President Biden on Bipartisan Vote to Advance Gun Safety Legislation

DOL Press Release: US Department of Labor awards $43.3M in grants to help provide job training, employment services to justice-involved young people

ED Statement: Secretary Cardona’s Remarks on the U.S. Department of Education’s Release of Proposed Amendments to Title IX

White House Press Release: A Proclamation on the 50th Anniversary of the Federal Pell Grant Program

DOL News Release: US Department of Labor Outlines Paths Forward to Empower Workers with Publication of Its Spring 2022 Regulatory Agenda

DOL News Release: US Departments of Labor, Commerce Announce Coordinated Effort to Create Good Jobs, Promote Equity Throughout the Workforce

Legislative Movement in Congress Last Week:
H.R.8231 — To authorize a grant program to support equitable access to postsecondary STEM pathways.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 06/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.6493 — Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Leger Fernandez, Teresa [D-NM-3] (Introduced 01/25/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/23/2022 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Press Release: Leger Fernández Passes Bill to Support Programs to Prevent Alcohol and Substance Use on College Campuses

H.R.8195 – To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to raise public awareness for skilled trade programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] (Introduced 06/23/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/23/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Press Release: Thompson, Kilmer Introduce Bill to Expand Career Counseling for Adult Learners

H.Res.1202 — Affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.
Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] (Introduced 06/23/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/23/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

S.4459 — A bill to provide targeted relief for student borrowers, improve the affordability of higher education, provide reforms to the student loan system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 06/23/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/23/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.4483 — A bill to prevent class-based loan forgiveness for Federal student loans under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 without the explicit appropriation of funds by Congress for such purpose.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 06/23/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/23/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Federal Education Training and Grant Opportunities, Notices:

ED Notice: Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program Regs. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before August 23, 2022.

OMB Notice: Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee; Virtual Public Meeting. The virtual meeting will be held on July 21, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m.