The House is in recess and will return on Tuesday, October 20.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he will no longer run for Speaker of the House. House leadership elections have been postponed. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he would continue serving as Speaker until a successor is in place.
The Senate is in recess and will return on Tuesday, October 20.
U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent a letter to Congress indicating that the debt limit is likely to be exceeded on or about November 5.
The Administration launched “Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism” to reduce chronic absenteeism by at least 10 percent a year.
U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan appointed seven new members to the National Assessment Governing Board, which helps to set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).