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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

Washington D.C. Update – September 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues,  Congress returns on Monday, after a long August recess, where they will face a full agenda and a demanding timeline with significant education funding at stake. 1. Members of Congress are in a Race Against the Clock with Critical Deadlines Looming this Fall [...]

Washington D.C. Update – September 17, 20212021-09-17T21:21:31+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – September 10, 2021

Dear Colleagues, We will have our full-throated Washington Update for you next Friday, but we wanted to provide an interim update on the big development in the House this week – the Committee on Education and Labor’s markup of the long-awaited Reconciliation bill – which [...]

Washington D.C. Update – September 10, 20212021-09-13T12:27:32+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, It’s been a week for celebration for education advocates.  The House Appropriations Committee delivered on President’ Biden’s goal of a 41% increase for education for next year.  This unprecedented investment is beyond gratifying.  It feels like the decades of advocating that we have [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 16, 20212021-07-16T17:04:23+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 2, 2021

Dear Colleagues, As we approach a long holiday weekend, Congress proceeds toward a pause, only to return July 12 with a full plate to manage. 1. House Appropriations Committee Set to Move on Education Spending Bill While many Members of the Senate traveled home this [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 2, 20212021-07-07T17:29:55+00:00
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