PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – MARCH 9, 2020

HOUSE and SENATE Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, released a discussion draft amending the National Apprenticeship Act. The Committee is seeking public comment on the draft by March 11, 2020 to be submitted to Apprenticeship.Comments@mail.house.gov. ADMINISTRATION The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the creation of a webpage on their main website […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – JANUARY 27, 2020

HOUSE and SENATE House Democrats introduced a $3.4 billion Puerto Rico disaster relief bill, which includes $100 million to support education-related relief, in response to the recent earthquakes on the island. ADMINISTRATION The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the creation of a new civil rights enforcement unit aimed at helping schools “proactively” comply with […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – JANUARY 20, 2020

HOUSE and SENATE The House passed a Congressional Review Act resolution (H.J.Res.76) that would repeal the Administration’s recently finalized Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) rule, leaving the Obama-era BDR rule in place, by a 231 to 180 vote. House Education and Labor Committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-VA) invited U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – JANUARY 06, 2020

HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate were in recess this week and will return next week. ADMINISTRATION The President signed the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations package (H.R.1865), which included Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations, into law. The President signed the Building Blocks of STEM Act (S.737) into law. […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – DECEMBER 16, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE The House passed a modified version of the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act (H.R.5363) by a 319 to 96 vote, which the Senate subsequently passed by unanimous consent. The bill would permanently extend mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and require […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – DECEMBER 9, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE The Senate passed, by unanimous consent, an amended version of the FUTURE Act that would permanently extend mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and require the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to automatically share tax information with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for the […]