Category: Federal Legislation

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.

17

Sep2019
Making such public investments is growing more critical than ever. But our public investment in skills hasn’t even come close to meeting workers needs or business demand, let alone achieving parity with the investment of other industrialized countries. Read more.

15

Aug2019
A new set of recommendations from several education groups argues that as states prepare their new plans for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which will fully kick in for the 2020-21 school year, they should try to align them with ESSA and use CTE ... Read More

08

Aug2019
Today, education leaders from 12 community and technical college systems across the country—including those in Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington—sent letters to federal policymakers, urging them to make higher education policy more responsive to the needs of today’s ... Read More

25

Jul2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it was proposing a new requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The rule, which limits states' flexibility to set eligibility standards, could cut off thousands of Texans. Read more.

25

Jul2019
President Trump and congressional leaders announced that they had reached an agreement on a budget deal that would raise the spending caps on both defense and non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending for the next two fiscal years (FY20 and FY21). Read more.

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