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Washington Wrap Up – April 24, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. April 24, 2018   HOUSE and SENATE The Senate voted 55 to 43 to confirm Carlos Muñiz as the U.S. Department of Education (ED) General Counsel. The White House has indicated that it hopes to formally propose a […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 17, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. April 17, 2018   HOUSE and SENATE House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that he will be retiring at the end of this Congress, ending his term as Speaker after approximately 3 years. It is being reported that […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 10, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. April 10, 2018   HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate resume session this week. The Senate returns on Monday, April 9, and the House returns on Tuesday, April 10. Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 3, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. April 3, 2018   APPROPRIATIONS On Friday, March 23, the President signed the 2018 Omnibus appropriations bill into law, which finalized appropriations for fiscal year (FY) 2018, keeping the government funded through September 30. The bill […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 19, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 19, 2018 HOUSE  Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is scheduled to testify before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee on Appropriations on her agency’s FY2019 budget request. The hearing is […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 12, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 12, 2018 HOUSE  House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) wrote a letter to appropriators asking for increased funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants at $1.6 billion. […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 6, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. March 6, 2018   HOUSE  House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) in response to his February 15 letter requesting a hearing on school […]

Washington Wrap Up – February 27, 2018

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. February 27, 2018   HOUSE  The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee has requested Members send their programmatic and language submissions for consideration in the FY2019 appropriations bill by March […]