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Washington Wrap Up – December 12, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE  The House and Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) to avoid a government shutdown and keep the government open until December 22. The House Education and the Workforce Committee will mark up their […]

Washington Wrap Up – December 5, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE  House Education and the Workforce Committee Republican Members released their Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization bill, the PROSPER Act, as well as a summary and fact sheet on the bill. SENATE The Senate […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 28, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE and SENATE Five Ranking Members of House Committees sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric Hargan regarding HHS’s Request for Information entitled, “Removing Barriers for Religious […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 21, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   HOUSE  The House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by a vote of 227—205. The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing to discuss the policies and priorities of the […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 14, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE The House Ways and Means Committee completed marking up the House GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. During the markup, several changes were made to the education-related provisions of the tax bill, including […]

Washington Wrap Up – November 8, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE House Republicans released their tax bill Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which amends or repeals sections or provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Among the education-related changes, the bill would place an excise […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 31, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   HOUSE The House passed the Senate-approved fiscal year 2018 budget resolution by a vote of 216—212. The bill provides reconciliation instructions that allow $1.5 trillion in deficit spending over 10 years for the […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 25, 2017

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. HOUSE and SENATE The Senate passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution by a vote of 51—49. The bill provides reconciliation instructions that allow $1.5 trillion in deficit spending over 10 years for the […]