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Community College Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Action on Workforce Pell

Dr. Joe D. May, President of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, and chancellor of Dallas College, today issued the following statement on behalf of RAMC in support of a bipartisan amendment to the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (S.1260) that would allow Pell Grants to be used for short-term […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 25, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. May 25, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE  The Senate began debate on amendments to the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (also known as the Endless Frontier Act). Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 18, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. May 18, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate confirmed Cindy Marten to serve as Deputy Secretary of ED by a vote of 54-44. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted to advance the nominations of Jocelyn […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 11, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. May 11, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate did not conduct legislative business last week. The Senate returns for floor votes on Monday, May 10 and the House will resume legislative activity […]

RAMC Statement on American Families Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s proposal to provide two years of free community college under the president’s American Families Plan: RAMC members support initiatives that remove barriers to the quality higher education programs necessary to better prepare students for […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 4, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. May 4, 2021 ADMINISTRATION The Biden Administration released an outline of its American Families Plan, the second part of the President’s Build Back Better infrastructure plan. President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. The […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 27, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. April 27, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced the nominations of Cindy Marten to serve as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education (ED), James Kvaal […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 20, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. April 20, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE At a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee, Senator Warren released data she had received from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that estimated the number […]