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Washington Wrap Up – November 5, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. November 5, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate, in a 51-41 vote, failed to pass an initial vote to start debate on a second fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending package. The four-bill package, H.R. 2740 (116), includes […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 29, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   October 29, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE  Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the FAFSA Simplification Act. House Education and Labor Committee Chair Bobby […]

RAMC Comments on Higher Education Act Proposal

Washington, DC, October 28, 2018 – In response to the House Education and Labor Committee’s Markup of H.R. 4674, College Affordability Act, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter: RAMC CAA Committee letter 10282019 Dear Chairman Scott and Ranking Member Foxx: […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 22, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   October 22, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Education and Labor Committee Democrats introduced the College Affordability Act, their proposed comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The bill text can be found here, and […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 15, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. October 15, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) announced that she will retire at the end of her current term in 2020. Rep. Lowey currently serves as the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee. […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 8, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   October 8, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate were in recess this week and will return the week of October 14. ADMINISTRATION The President signed into law a continuing resolution (H.R.4378) that funds […]

Washington Wrap Up – October 1, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   October 1, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate passed a continuing resolution (H.R.4378) that would fund the Federal government through November 21 by a 81 to 16 vote. The President signed it on Friday, September 27. Senate […]

Washington Wrap Up – September 24, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. September 24, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The Senate Appropriations Committee released its (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill and report language. The House passed a continuing resolution (H.R.4378) that would fund the Federal […]