A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group
HOUSE and SENATE
The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released nine appropriations bills for fiscal year (FY) 2022, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill.
By a vote of 51-50, the Senate confirmed Catherin Lhamon to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
ED completed the first of two negotiated rulemaking subcommittee sessions on prison education programs.
ED’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) approved the transfer of Navient’s Federal student loan servicing contract to Maximus.
ED released a resource on, ” Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health during COVID-19 Era”
President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on, “Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans.”
Penn Hill Group plans on providing clients a summary of the following events next week:
October 26: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Executive Session: “Nominations,” for Nomination of Michael Smith to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Nomination of Jose Javier Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the Department of Labor, Nomination of Sandra Bruce to be Inspector General of the Department of Education, Nomination of Larry Turner to be Inspector General of the Department of Labor, Nomination of Deirdre Hamilton to be a Member of the National Mediation Board, Nomination of Gerald Fauth to be a Member of the National Mediation Board, Nomination of Linda Puchala to be a Member of the National Mediation Board, and Nomination of Amy Loyd to be Assistant Secretary for Career and Technical Education at the Department of Education
October 27: House Committee on Education and Labor Subcommittee Hearing on, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Office of Federal Student Aid.
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