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Washington Wrap Up – April 9, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   April 9, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Budget Committee passed a budget bill that would raise the fiscal year (FY) 2020 and FY2021 discretionary spending caps by a vote of 19 to 17. The […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 2, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   April 2, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) said that informal conversations have begun between Republicans and Democrats about raising the discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and […]

RAMC Member Testifies Before House Education and Labor Subcommittee

Washington, DC, March 27, 2019 – Mark Hays, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development for the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), and member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), testified before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment about innovations in apprenticeship programs. “I would like to emphasize how […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 26, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   March 26, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a public witness fiscal year (FY) 2020 hearing on Tuesday, April 9. The […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 19, 2019

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, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Education and Labor Committee Democrats released a white paper on the value of higher education and their principles for a Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization. Three congressional […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 11, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   March 11, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing on student loan servicers this week. The hearing largely focused on the […]

Washington Wrap Up – March 4, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   March 4, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke about her Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization priorities at a Center for American Progress event […]

Washington Wrap Up – February 26, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   February 26, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate were in recess last week. The House Education and Labor Committee made a bipartisan announcement that it will hold five higher education hearings in […]