A quick look back at the news from last week, compiled by Penn Hill Group:
HOUSE and SENATE
The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a committee hearing on the Obama Administration’s overtime rule on Thursday, June 9. Witnesses have yet to be announced.
House Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Ranking Member Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) sent a letter to Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies urging for any Pell surplus funds to be used to increase the maximum Pell Grant award and to be used within the Pell Grant program generally, not diverted to other programs or agencies.
The Senate Appropriations Committee announced both a subcommittee markup on June 7 and a full committee markup on June 9 of the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services announced a Federal policy statement and electronic toolkit for supporting dual language learners in early childhood programs.