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Washington Wrap Up – March 2, 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 2, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House Budget Committee approved a reconciliation package consisting of the bills reported by Committees receiving reconciliation instructions to the full House, including the House Education and Labor legislation. The […]

Washington Wrap Up – February 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. February 23, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved its reconciliation bill, in response to the instructions included in the Budget Resolution passed this month, on a 31-24 vote. The bill includes […]

Washington Wrap Up – February 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. February 16, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House Education and Labor Committee released the text of its reconciliation bill in response to the Budget Resolution passed the prior week and subsequently approved it on a 27-21 party line […]

Washington Wrap Up – February 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. February 9, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget resolution, which provided reconciliation instructions for Committees to produce legislation to enact budget proposals. The Senate Health, Education, Labor […]

Washington Wrap Up – February 2, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. February 2, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE Last week, House Education and Labor Republicans announced new GOP Members that would join the Committee. The list of members can be found here. The House Appropriations Democrats announced […]

Washington Wrap Up – January, 26, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. January 26, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE Senators Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) were sworn into the Senate on Wednesday providing Democrats, due to the swearing in of Vice President Harris, to […]

Washington Wrap Up – January 19, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. January 19, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump by a vote of 232-197. ADMINISTRATION The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a memorandum explaining that the protections against discrimination based on […]

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 […]