Dear Colleagues: The Senate left town for Thanksgiving yesterday and the House will do so today. Returning on November 30, they will continue to face a December 11 deadline to avoid a government shutdown, an out-of-control pandemic demanding fiscal relief -- which does not appear [...]
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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the world of President-elect Biden and VP-elect Harris – as well as a recalcitrant President Trump who seems to be hiding, pouting and filing lawsuits simultaneously. And welcome to the lame-duck session of the 116th Congress (hate that expression, but that’s [...]
Dear Colleagues: I had not planned to provide a Washington Update today as the week in Congress was pretty sleepy and all eyes were focused on the campaigns. But yikes. When I heard the news about President Trump and FLOTUS having COVID-19, I was persuaded [...]
Dear Colleagues: The shifting tides in Washington seem to be more monumental than ever these days – and just 38 days out from the election! I can’t imagine what surprises October has in store for us. 1. Passing of RBG Alters Landscape Moving Forward in [...]
Dear Colleagues: Welcome to fall and the end of the Federal Fiscal Year. This is always crazy time in Washington, and this year does not disappoint. 1. Congress Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown after Failing to Move COVID Relief Bill Remember your students who waited [...]
Washington Update July 10, 2020Dear Colleagues:It’s been a busy -- if not dizzying -- week in DC – from movement on funding bills in the House to Trump Administration threats to withhold education funding and withdraw non-profit tax status from schools that do not fully [...]
Dear Colleagues: The murder of George Floyd and the aftermath of protests continues to rock our world, as well it should. Every day I am astounded by my lack of knowledge about the history of racism in our country. I had never known, until now, that [...]
As many of you know, the HECSE 2018 Annual Summit is coming up quickly. The Conference will be held January 16-19 in Washington, D.C. Click here to view the "Schedule-at-a-Glance."
Dear Colleagues: I have rarely been rocked by the goings-on on Capitol Hill the way I was this week watching the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Education and schooling [...]
Dear Colleagues: Once again Washington is swirling in chaos. What will happen with the Kavanaugh SCOTUS nomination and the Ford allegations of sexual assault? Is it possible we could be headed for another government shutdown right before the midterm elections? Never a dull moment [...]