A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.
HOUSE and SENATE
The House and Senate were in recess this week. The Senate returns on Monday, April 12, and the House returns for legislative business on Tuesday, April 13.
The Biden Administration released an overview of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released the second volume of its COVID-19 Handbook.
ED announced the beginning of its process to comply with President Biden’s Executive Order on sexual harassment and discrimination.
ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education issued a set of responses to State requests for waivers from standardized testing requirements during the 2020-2021 school year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that nearly 80 percent of teachers, school staff and childcare workers have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Penn Hill Group plans to provide clients with a summary of the following events next week:
April 13: Senate Committee on Housing, Banking and Urban Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on “The Student Debt Burden and Its Impact on Racial Justice, Borrowers, & The Economy.”
April 15: House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on “FY 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Health and Human Services.”
April 15: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “Nomination of James Kvaal to serve as Undersecretary of Education.”
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