A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group
HOUSE AND SENATE
The U.S House of Representatives approved the U.S Senate-passed Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget resolution, officially triggering the start of the budget reconciliation process.
The Department of Education (ED) announced that it will no longer enforce a portion of the Trump Administration’s Title IX regulations after that particular aspect of the rule was invalidated by a Massachusetts district court. The portion of the rule that will no longer be enforced prohibited the consideration of information from parties that were not subject to cross-examination in Title IX cases.
ED announced that it has retroactively granted a deployment-based interest rate reduction to approximately 47,000 military servicemembers following a new data-matching agreement between ED and the U.S Department of Defense.
ED announced that it will grant $1.1 billion in loan forgiveness to 115,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute.
ED approved three more State plans for the use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds under the American Rescue Plan.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it will open a second application window for entities to request funds through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. The applications will open on September 28 and close on October 13.
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