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Washington Wrap Up – September 22, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. September 22, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE House Committee on Education and Labor Democrats introduced the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The press release issued on the bill indicated the Committee would markup the bill on Thursday, September 24. […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 8, 2020

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, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) directed Federal Student Aid (FSA) to continue the suspension of interest, payments and involuntary collections on Federal student loans as has taken place under the Coronavirus Aid, […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 1, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. September 1, 2020 ADMINISTRATION The U.S. Department of Education (ED) directed Federal Student Aid (FSA) to continue the suspension of interest, payments and involuntary collections on Federal student loans as has taken place under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 25, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 25, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE A new and smaller COVID-19 relief bill that reportedly includes $500 billion in overall funding has circulated and is likely to be introduced by the Senate GOP in the coming […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 18, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 18, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE Democratic Congressional leaders Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer reached an impasse on negotiations for the next COVID-19 relief package with U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin and White […]

RAMC Urges Congress to Reconsider How Federal COVID Relief Funds are Distributed to Better Support Parity for Community Colleges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today sent a letter requesting congressional leaders reconsider how federal COVID relief aid is distributed to postsecondary institutions, noting that the current process of calculating funding allocations based on full-time equivalency puts community colleges at a distinct disadvantage. In the letter, RAMC […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 11, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 11, 2020 HOUSE and SENATE The House was not in session last week and is not expected back in August until action on a subsequent COVID-19 relief package is imminent. The Senate also […]

Washington Wrap Up – August 4, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. August 4, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and other Senate GOP leaders released the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protections and Schools (HEALS) Act this week. The HEALS Act […]