A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.
HOUSE and SENATE
The House Education and Labor Committee released the text of its reconciliation bill in response to the Budget Resolution passed the prior week and subsequently approved it on a 27-21 party line vote this week.
The Senate HELP Committee voted 17-5 to advance the nomination of Commissioner Miguel Cardona to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education. The Committee voted 18-4 to advance the nomination of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor.
The House Education and Labor Committee met to organize for the 117th Congress. A link to the finalized Full Committee and Subcommittee rosters can be found here.
The Senate Appropriations Committee announced its Subcommittee Chairs, Ranking Members and Subcommittee assignments. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) will continue as Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the potential effects of raising the Federal minimum wage to $15.
The Biden Administration announced members of its COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Education released guidance on reopening schools.
Penn Hill Group plans to provide clients with a summary of the following event next week:
February 17: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on “Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to Pandemic Problems.”
Penn Hill Group provides a list of grant opportunities and summaries for select grants. Please visit our website for more information.