PENN HILL GROUP’S WASHINGTON WRAP UP – APRIL 1, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) said that informal conversations have begun between Republicans and Democrats about raising the discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and 2021. The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a public witness FY2020 hearing on […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WASHINGTON WRAP UP – MARCH 25, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a public witness fiscal year (FY) 2020 hearing on Tuesday, April 9. The deadline to submit written testimony is Monday, April 8. ADMINISTRATION The Administration released additional materials on its FY2020 budget, including the budget proposals […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WASHINGTON WRAP UP – MARCH 15, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE The House Education and Labor Committee Democrats released a white paper on the value of higher education and their principles for a Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization. Three congressional hearings were held this week concerning higher education: a House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee hearing […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WASHINGTON WRAP UP – MARCH 1, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke about her Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization priorities at a Center for American Progress event this week. Among other things, she highlighted the need to improve affordability in higher education, hold institutions of higher education (IHEs) more accountable, […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WASHINGTON WRAP UP – JANUARY 4, 2018

HOUSE and SENATE On January 3, 2019, the 116th Congress officially convened with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the Senate. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was elected as Speaker of the House, receiving 220 votes. The Federal government remains in a partial shutdown, with Federal agencies including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Agriculture […]