PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – OCTOBER 28, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the FAFSA Simplification Act. House Education and Labor Committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) threatening to subpoena documents related to its handling of the closure […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – OCTOBER 21, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE The House Education and Labor Committee Democrats introduced the College Affordability Act, their proposed comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The bill text can be found here, and the Democrats’ summary materials of the bill can be found here. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) passed away this week following complications concerning […]

PENN HILL GROUP’S WRAP UP – SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

HOUSE and SENATE The Senate Appropriations Committee released its (FY) 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill and report language. The House passed a continuing resolution (H.R.4378) that would fund the Federal government through November 21 by a 301 to 123 vote. The Senate is expected to vote on the continuing […]

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

HOUSE and SENATE The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 302(b) allocations, which determine the level of overall funding for each of the 12 appropriations bills, on a 16 to 15 party-line vote. The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill was allocated $187.7 billion. Earlier this year, […]