The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Reauthorization Act of 2022 by a vote of 220-196.


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued guidance to help institutions of higher education (IHEs) with the provision of mental health supports for students, faculty and staff.

ED announced that it will hold a virtual summit on how schools, colleges and communities can “support students with disabilities and students with mental health needs.” You can register for the summit here.

ED announced the continuation of its current waiver that waives student financial aid verification procedures for the 2022-2023 award year.

ED’s office of Federal Student Aid announced the “Unified Servicing and Data Solution” solicitation, the next planned iteration of student loan servicing contracts that ED plans to award later this year.


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

May 24: House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on, “Fiscal Year 2023 Member Day.”

May 24: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on, “Hearings to examine proposed budget estimates and justifications    for fiscal year 2023 for the Department of Education.”

May 25: House Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on, “Tackling Teacher Shortages.”

May 25: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Executive Session on, “Nomination of Kalpana Kotagal to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the nomination of LaWanda Toney to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, Department of Education, the nomination of Nasser Paydar to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education , the nomination of Rita Landgraf to be Assistant Secretary for Aging, Department of Health and Human Services and any additional business for consideration.”

May 26: House Education and Labor Full Committee Hearing on, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.”


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