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RAMC Comments on Gainful Employment Regulations

Washington, DC, September 13, 2018 – In response to a request for public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) rescinding the Gainful Employment (GE) regulation, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter: RE: Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0042-0001 Dear Ms. […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 11, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. September 11, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE The House passed the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 1635) by a vote of 406 to 4. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 4, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   September 4, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE The House was in recess last week and the Senate adjourned after being in session on Tuesday. Both chambers will return this week after the Labor […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 28, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   August 28, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE The House was in recess this week and will return the week of September 4. The Senate passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 combined Defense and Labor, Health […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 21, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 21, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE The House was in recess last week and will return the week of September 4. The Senate began debate on its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 combined Defense and Labor, […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 14, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 14, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate were in recess last week. The Senate will return this week, and the House will return the week of September 4. ADMINISTRATION Late […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 7, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   August 7, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate will be in recess next week. The Senate will return the week of August 13, and the House will return the week of […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 31, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   July 31, 2018 HOUSE and SENATE Both the House and Senate passed a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act this week, sending the legislation to the President for signature. The […]