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RAMC Washington Wrap Up – September 8, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. September 8, 2021 HOUSE AND SENATE  The House Education and Labor Committee is set to markup the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget reconciliation bill on Thursday, September 9th at noon. ADMINISTRATION The Department of Education’s (ED) Office […]

Community College Leaders Select LCTCS President Monty Sullivan to Lead RAMC

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a coalition of community colleges, has chosen Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS) President Monty Sullivan as the organization’s new president. In this voluntary role, Dr. Sullivan will shape the coalition’s strategy to advocate for federal education policies that better meet the needs of community college students. “Now more […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 10, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 10, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The U.S Senate released the text of its bipartisan infrastructure bill, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.” The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 11-11 on the advancement of […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 3, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 3, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The U.S Senate voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement, beginning the process of floor consideration for this legislation. The House of Representatives passed a […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 28, 2021

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. July 28, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House of Representatives is expected to consider the FY 2022 LHHS appropriations legislation as part of a package of seven appropriations bills this week. The Senate Health, Education, Labor […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 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. July 20, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations legislation. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee scheduled a vote […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 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. July 13, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Subcommittee marked up its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill on Monday, July 12. The Government Accountability […]

Washington Wrap Up – July 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. July 6, 2021 HOUSE and SENATE Last week, House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro released the Subcommittee allocations (which are known as 302(b)s) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 House appropriations bills. The full House Appropriations Committee subsequently […]