A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.


The Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (H.R.7010) by unanimous consent, and the President subsequently signed the bill into law.

House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey (D-NY) announced that she intends to hold all Appropriations Subcommittee and full Committee markups during the weeks of July 6 and 13, with the bills being considered by the full House the weeks of July 20 and 27.


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent an interim final rule regarding the eligibility of students at institutions of higher education for emergency grant aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136) to the Office of Management and Budget for review.

ED published guidance regarding the State maintenance-of-effort requirements under the CARES Act.

ED will make the applications it receives for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund under the CARES Act publicly available.

The President vetoed H.J.Res.76, a Congressional Review Act resolution which would have repealed the Administration’s final Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) rule. Anticipating a veto of this resolution by the President, the House of Representatives, through a rule passed related to other legislation, has delayed the consideration of the veto message on the resolution until July 1, 2020.

Eighteen State’s attorneys general sued ED over its final Title IX rule.

The President issued a proclamation revoking or prohibiting certain Chinese graduate and post-graduate students from receiving F or J visas to study or conduct research in the U.S.


Penn Hill Group plans to provide clients with a summary of the following event next week:

  • June 10: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely”


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