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 […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 13, 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 13, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on improving grant application reviews and oversight of care facilities for unaccompanied children. ADMINISTRATION The Department of Labor issued a Frequently Asked Questions document […]

ICYMI: WTCS President Morna Foy Discusses COVID Barriers Facing Community College Students on Inside Higher Ed’s The Key Podcast

On a recent episode of Inside Higher Ed’s podcast, The Key, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) board member Morna Foy, who serves as president of the Wisconsin Technical College System, spoke with contributing editor Paul Fain about the need for greater federal support for community college students. “It’s actually a very hard time for most […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 6, 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 6, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) that President Trump signed into law. The resolution will keep the Federal government funded through December 11, 2020. The House passed an updated version of the Health and […]

RAMC Applauds Headcount Funding Formula Included in Latest Congressional COVID Relief Bill

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued the following statement on the newly-introduced HEROES 2.0 legislation, which includes additional COVID relief for postsecondary institutions: As leaders of community colleges and systems around the country, RAMC applauds congressional leaders for introducing legislation that would provide additional financial support to higher education […]

New Data Confirms Need for Greater Support for Nation’s Community Colleges

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued the following statement in response to new data from the National Student Clearing House that shows an eight percent decline in community college enrollments: Community colleges serve some of the nation’s most vulnerable college-going populations, including working adults, low-income, and minority students. These […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 22, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. September 22, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE House Committee on Education and Labor Democrats introduced the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The press release issued on the bill indicated the Committee would markup the bill on Thursday, September 24. […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 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. September 8, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) directed Federal Student Aid (FSA) to continue the suspension of interest, payments and involuntary collections on Federal student loans as has taken place under the Coronavirus Aid, […]