On a 220-207 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-bill fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations minibus package that included funding bills for: Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.

The U.S. Senate released legislative text for its CHIPS+ package and started debate on the measure.

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed the American Data Privacy and Protection Act on a 53-2 vote.


The U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued guidance to institutions of higher education on changing accrediting agencies.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) posted that the review of ED’s regulatory proposals on Income-Driven Repayment, Prison Education Programs, 90/10 and Change in Control had been completed. Media reports have indicated that the Administration’s Income-Driven Repayment proposal is still under review by OMB.

ED issued guidance to K-12 schools on school discipline as it relates to students with disabilities.

ED issued a press release on summer learning and enrichment programs.


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

July 27: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Executive Session on, “ S. 1628, Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection Act, S. 3663, Kids Online Safety Act, the nomination of David P. Pekoske to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, the nomination of Donald R. Cravins to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development and the nomination of Susie Feliz to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.


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