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Washington D.C. Update – December 3, 2021

Dear Colleagues, It’s the end-of-year countdown season for Congress and a lot is at stake! Read on. 1. Congress Races to the Finish Line On Thursday, just 36 hours before government funding was set to lapse, lawmakers rallied to unite behind a deal that will keep the [...]

Washington D.C. Update – December 3, 20212021-12-08T17:49:59+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – November 19, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Democrats in Congress are taking a victory lap as they leave town today for a weeklong Thanksgiving recess next week.  With House passage of the Build Back Better Act, the Biden agenda is one step closer to enactment.  But the Senate will have [...]

Washington D.C. Update – November 19, 20212021-12-08T17:41:17+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – November 12, 2021

Dear Colleagues, While Congress has been out of session this week for a Veteran’s Day recess, the action behind the scenes continues to be dominated by the prospects of finalizing the reconciliation bill, or the Build Back Better plan.  Educators are eager to see this [...]

Washington D.C. Update – November 12, 20212021-12-08T16:43:00+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – November 5, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Educators watched closely this week as local elections around the country provided hints for what may be coming in next year’s Congressional midterms and even the 2024 Presidential race. With the victory of Republican Glenn Youngkin for Virginia’s next governor, the spotlight was [...]

Washington D.C. Update – November 5, 20212021-11-09T13:14:29+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – October 29, 2021

Dear Colleagues, We had planned to take today off for Washington Update, but alas there is some good breaking news that we wanted to share!  While the educator pipeline funds have been significantly pared down in the just-released draft of the reconciliation bill, $610 million remains!  While [...]

Washington D.C. Update – October 29, 20212021-11-03T13:01:51+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – October 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues, There are important education developments from Congress, the White House and the Department of Education this week, as the December 3 deadline to keep the government funded looms large. 1. Appropriations Bills on the Move? As you will recall, in July the House [...]

Washington D.C. Update – October 22, 20212021-11-03T12:53:46+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – October 15, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Congress has been working hard this week, even though they are out of session.  Negotiations on the reconciliation bill continue intensely behind the scenes, and next week promises to be action packed when they return. 1. Default Averted: President Biden Signs into Law Short-Term [...]

Washington D.C. Update – October 15, 20212021-11-03T13:05:35+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – October 8, 2021

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a tense week in Washington as a vote to save the nation from default hovered on the horizon.  With a temporary solution in place, the rest of the year promises to be a continued set of cliff hangers. 1. First Log Jam [...]

Washington D.C. Update – October 8, 20212021-10-11T18:24:03+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – October 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues, There has been a lot of “hurry up and wait” in Washington this week.  Some urgent deadlines have come and gone, while others linger.  Who said making legislation is like making sausage – it’s best not to watch?  This was one of those weeks. 1. Congress [...]

Washington D.C. Update – October 1, 20212021-10-04T14:31:59+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – September 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Are you having a hard time following the Washington cha-cha-cha related to avoiding a government shutdown, enacting the big Biden Build Back Better agenda and more?  You are not alone!  We hope to offer a bit of clarity below. 1. House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill [...]

Washington D.C. Update – September 24, 20212021-09-24T19:59:28+00:00
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