Category: Federal Legislation

26

Dec2019
The U.S. educates them, but then, experts say, these students often face such a difficult path to longterm employment in this country that they must look elsewhere at a time when skilled workers are in high demand. Read more.

24

Dec2019
The package also includes spending priorities that direct the Department of Labor (DOL) to use funding to support community college capacity to deliver workforce programming and to better connect the public workforce system, educators, and employers in local industry partnerships. Read more.

20

Dec2019
Many Texas lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have urged the agreement's passage, due to the state's reliance on cross-border commerce with Mexico. Read more.

27

Nov2019
The CR will continue to fund the majority of government programs at FY 2019 levels, while providing some programs additional funds to meet specific demands, like an increase in funding for the Census Bureau in the lead up to the 2020 Decennial census. Read more.

13

Nov2019
Legislators cannot ignore the damage that losing Dreamers would do to Texas. Read more.

01

Oct2019
In recent weeks, the Department of Education has released several new or updated resources related to CTE and Perkins V. Read more.

01

Oct2019
The Republican-led Senate on Thursday confirmed lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as President Donald Trump’s new labor secretary. Read more.

27

Sep2019
On Thursday, the Senate passed H.R. 4378, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019, by a vote of 82 – 15. Read more.

19

Sep2019
The committee essentially flat funded the Labor-HHS-Education (Labor-H) bill, only giving it an increase of $223 million, or .1%, bringing the total to $178.299 billion. Read more.

19

Sep2019
The Texas economy relies heavily on temporary work visas, like H-1Bs, to hire highly trained, highly skilled employees from abroad. But H-1Bs have been subject to tougher scrutiny, with denial rates on the uptick. Read more.

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