Community College Leaders Applaud Increased Funding in Latest COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, applauded Congressional leaders for allocating additional federal funding support for their institutions and students, thanks to a critical change in the funding formula included in the December COVID relief package. Funds were distributed by the Department of Education today. Previous federal funding […]

Community College Leaders Advocate for Short-Term Pell, Emergency Grant Aid, and Expanded Student Supports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, today submitted a memo to President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team offering insight into ways the new administration can better support and strengthen the nation’s community colleges. RAMC Board President and Chancellor of Dallas College Joe May said, “Community colleges are absolutely essential […]

Washington Wrap Up – December 8, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. December 8, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE The House Democratic Caucus selected Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) as Chair for the full House Appropriations Committee. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on “5G Wireless: Capabilities and Challenges for […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 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. November 23, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), as well as the other top House Democratic and Republican leadership team members, were re-elected to their roles for the 117th Congress. […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 17, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. November 17, 2020 ELECTION On Saturday November 7, major media outlets projected Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris the winners of Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral college votes. By winning Pennsylvania, Biden and Harris are now […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 10, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. November 10, 2020 ELECTION Election results are still being finalized for various States, including the battleground State of Georgia. At the time of this writing CNN has projected Vice President Biden the winner of 290 electoral college points […]

Washington Wrap Up – Oct 27, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. October 27, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE A version of the “skinny” Senate GOP COVID-19 relief bill (S.178) failed to advance last week. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The Senate […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 20, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. October 20, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced the Senate would vote on a “targeted” COVID-19 relief bill this week. ADMINISTRATION The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is extending school nutrition program waivers that […]