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Washington Wrap Up – April 13, 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 13, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate were in recess last week. The Senate returned on Monday, April 12, and the House returned for legislative business on Tuesday, April 13. ADMINISTRATION […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 6, 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 6, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate were in recess this week. The House and Senate will be in recess next week with the Senate returning on Monday, April 12, and […]

Community College Leaders Applaud Key Components of Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, issued the following statement in support of key components of the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan, including significant investments in the nation’s community colleges, broadband infrastructure, and child care facilities: “Community colleges are instrumental to building a stronger talent pipeline and reviving our economy post-COVID. […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 30, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 30, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its nomination hearing for Cynthia Marten to serve as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education. The House Appropriations Committee announced the extension of […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 23, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 23, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate voted 50-49 to confirm Xavier Becerra to serve as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Marty Walsh to serve as […]

Community College Leaders Endorse the JOBS Act of 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, issued the following statement in support of the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act of 2021, bipartisan and bicameral legislation introduced by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) that would extend […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 16, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 16, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate passed the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R.1319). Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee Ranking Member Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced his retirement. ADMINISTRATION […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 9, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 9, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House of Representatives voted 219-212 to pass the American Rescue Plan. The Senate passed the chamber’s version of the bill by a vote of 50 – 49 on Saturday, March […]