Dear Colleagues: This week marked the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation represents the promise of inclusion and access for individuals with disabilities across our nation. While our country has made significant progress since the law was [...]
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Dear Colleagues: Time is winding down in Congress as Members prepare for the Summer recess. While there is always much to be done- we don’t expect much movement on FY2023 appropriations until the fall. As always, your voice at the table is imperative to ensuring [...]
Dear Colleagues: This week, the 87th biennial American Federation of Teachers convention is taking place in Boston, where the city will welcome more than 3,000 members and leaders of the labor group. Today, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will address the AFT with Labor Secretary [...]
Dear Colleagues: All eyes were on Washington Friday morning as news broke that the Supreme Court has officially overturned Roe. V. Wade. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued a statement : “Upending decades of long-settled precedent that will impact the lives of millions [...]
Dear Colleagues: This week, the House Appropriations Committee has been busy marking up the first 6 of 12 government funding bills for FY2023. The process is expected to be almost, if not completely, partisan. In the upper chamber, the Senate Appropriations has not reached an [...]
Washington Update, June 10, 2022 Dear Colleagues: This week Congress is back in session and we have learned that the House has set the schedule for marking up FY2023 bills this month. Reports signal that on June 22nd the House will approve the 12 subcommittee [...]
Dear Colleagues: I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and were able to spend time with family and friends to unofficially kick off the summer and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. President Biden and first lady Dr. [...]
Dear Colleagues: The coming week is set to be a busy one in Washington, as Members prepare to head back to their home states and districts for the Memorial Day recess. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services is set to hold [...]
Dear Colleagues: After 45 years, the Department of Education has announced plans to update Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Stay tuned for opportunities to provide feedback to stakeholders on what you would like to see. Take a read for more information on [...]
Dear Colleagues: This week marked National Teacher Appreciation Week- the annual celebration and recognition of teachers across the United States. In a statement, President Biden celebrated our nation’s teachers, stating : “Our Nation’s teachers are selfless, dedicated, and caring individuals who devote themselves to the well-being [...]