The U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) released its committee report for fiscal year (FY) 2023.

The House Committee on Appropriations approved the LHHS subcommittee FY 2023 bill on a 32-24 vote.

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) suffered a hip injury and his office has not released a timeline on when he may return to the Senate. The Republican Party will have a 50-49 simple majority in the U.S. Senate while he recovers.


Federal Student Aid (FSA) began shutting down the “myStudentAid” mobile application which offered applicants the option to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form on a mobile device. FSA cited the application’s lack of usage when compared to the website as the reason for discontinuing it.

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs completed its review of U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations related to Borrower Defense to Repayment; Total and Permanent Disability, Closed School, and False Certification Discharges; Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and Interest Capitalization. This clears the way for ED to publish Notices of Proposed Rulemaking on these matters in the Federal Register in the coming days.

ED issued, in a form prior to formal publication in the Federal register, final priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria pertaining to FY 2022 grants under the Charter School Program.

The Department of Agriculture announced nearly $1 billion in additional funding to schools to support food purchase for school meal programs.


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