Category: Federal Legislation

30

Sep2018
On Friday, September 28, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 6157, the “Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. Read More

29

Sep2018
This week, Congress approved a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that will increase funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant by $70 million--bringing the total to nearly $1.263 billion for next school year (2019-20)! Read More

13

Sep2018
While the president should be commended for his commitment to workforce development, more thought should be applied to the execution of this order, ensuring a localized approach to workforce development rather than a centralized, top-down model. Read More

11

Sep2018

DACA Decision

A federal judge in Houston has ruled that the State of Texas can’t end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is good news not only for Texans directly and indirectly affected, but also for the economy. Read More

06

Sep2018
Sometimes it's worth taking a look at an old subject through a new lens. For example, to understand why there's a chronic construction labor shortage in Texas, think one word: immigration. Read More

25

Jul2018
There are several positive aspects of the bill, including increasing the reserve fund and expanding career exploration into the middle grades. Read More

20

Jul2018
On July 19, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) establishing the National Council for the American Worker, a federal interagency body designed to increase job training opportunities for students and workers through education, skills-based training and other means of workforce development. Read More</a

29

Jun2018
The U.S. Senate passed on Thursday its version of the farm bill, a massive piece of legislation that funds farm subsidies and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, for five years. Read More

28

Jun2018
On June 26, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved its long-awaited draft bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Read More

26

Jun2018
This week, the House Appropriations Committee will consider the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 education funding bill. The bill proposes to increase funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant by $102 million above the current level—bringing the total to nearly $1.3 billion. Read More

Cart

  • No products in the cart.