Washington Wrap Up – July 28, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   July 28, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  Senator Alexander announced that provisions from his recently introduced legislation to reduce student loan repayment options for new borrowers to a 10-year standard plan and an income-driven plan would be […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 21, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   July 21, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE The House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill on a 30 to 22 party-line vote. The […]

RAMC Requests Additional Congressional Support for Community College Students

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging additional provisions to support community colleges and their students in the next COVID relief package advanced by Congress. “Not only are community colleges taking action to ensure students can continue to pursue a degree or credential despite […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 14, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   July 14, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE The House, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 LHHS appropriations legislation on a 9 to 6 party-line […]

RAMC Urges Administration to Protect Postsecondary Opportunities for International Students

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued a statement in response to an announcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that international students pursuing postsecondary degrees in the United States may be deported if their institutions switch to all online learning due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. Joe May, RAMC Board […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 7, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   July 7, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new “interim considerations” for K12 schools and colleges that are reopening for in-person or hybrid classes this fall. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 30, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 30, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The Government Accountability Office’s ongoing audit required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136) reported on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) administration of funds under […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 23, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 23, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published an interim final rule regarding the eligibility of students at institutions of higher education for emergency grant aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 16, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 16, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent an interim final rule regarding the equitable services provision included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136) to the […]

RAMC Urges Greater Compassion, Understanding in Wake of Protests

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued a statement in response to protests against racism and police brutality that continue in cities around the country. Joe May, RAMC Board President and Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, said, “The protests sweeping across the nation, including in my hometown […]