HOUSE and SENATE
The House and Senate were in recess this week and will return next week.
House and Senate appropriators have reportedly reached an agreement on the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 302(b) appropriations allocations. However, the funding levels agreed upon have not yet been made public.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) resumed its processing of automatic student loan discharges for veterans who are totally and permanently disabled.
ED and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were sued for allegedly failing to properly oversee Federal student loan servicers.
ED issued a notice that it will begin to notify institutions of higher education named in filed Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) applications under the Obama-era BDR regulations. The notice also describes the process and timeline for a school to respond to any claims in an application.
Penn Hill Group plans to provide clients with a summary of the following event next week:
- December 4: House Education and Labor Committee hearing on “Growing Up in Fear: How the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies Are Harming Children” at 10:15am
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