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


The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations announced the subcommittee deadlines for programmatic and Congressionally Directed Spending requests for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations cycle. The deadline for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations subcommittee is May 25.

By a vote of 68-28, the Senate passed an amended version of the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act. The House subsequently adopted a motion to request a conference with the Senate on the COMPETES Act. The House has not yet appointed conferees pursuant to this motion.

By a vote of 57-41, the Senate confirmed Nani Coloretti as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.


The Biden Administration sent its FY2023 budget request to Congress.

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued a press release calling on States, districts and institutions of higher education to address teacher shortages.

President Biden announced the individuals that he intends to appoint to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Penn Hill Group plans on providing clients a summary of the following events next week:

April 5: Senate Finance Full Committee Hearing on, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Health and Human Services Budget.”

April 5: House Education and Labor Committee Markup of, “H.R. 7309, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022, and H.R. 7310, Protecting America’s Retirement Security Act.”

April 5: House Ways and Means Full Committee Hearing on, “Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget with Health and Human Services Secretary Beccera.”

April 6: House Education and Labor Full Committee Hearing on, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

April 6: House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on, “Social and Emotional Learning and Whole Child Approaches in K-12 Education.”

April 7: House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Hearing on, “Free Speech Under Attack: Book Bans and Academic Censorship.”


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