Dear Colleagues: We are now hearing that the President’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2023 will likely be sent to Congress the last week of March or first week of April. The release of the budget signals the official “kick-off” for the FY 2023 [...]
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Dear Colleagues, As we head into Congressional recess next week, behind the scenes things are heating up surrounding the passage of an FY22 appropriations bill which includes historic increases for education funding. The Senate passed a stop-gap funding measure on Thursday that, once signed by [...]
Dear Colleagues, Congress is one step closer to passing an FY22 appropriations bill which includes historic increases for education funding. Now is the time to urge your Members of Congress to maintain the proposed levels in the House passed education funding bill in the final [...]
Dear Colleagues, While it feels like there has been sand in the gears surrounding movement on FY22 appropriations and the Build Back Better Act- Congress may be on a path to more forward movement in the coming weeks. We expect there could be movement in [...]
Dear Colleagues: It was another busy week in Washington as lawmakers prepare for the congressional recess next week. Conversations are heating up behind the scenes surrounding FY22 appropriations and a new iteration of the Build Back Better Act. Advocacy work will be critical in the [...]
Dear Colleagues: The Senate adjourned for the long weekend on Thursday and postponed next week’s scheduled recess to the week of January 24th. The chamber will return on Tuesday to continue debate on voting and election legislation. Behind the scenes, conversations surrounding FY22 appropriations are [...]
Dear Colleagues, As we begin the new year with hope for brighter days ahead, the congressional outlook has remained much the same as last year. This week the House is not in session, but the Senate is. Several members faced delays making their way back [...]
Dear Colleagues: I write to you with news of a change in the Washington Update as we start the new year. After 7 years, I will be stepping away from writing Washington Update and the talented Dr. Kaitlyn Brennan will be taking over. As you [...]
Dear Colleagues, All eyes are moving toward the holidays as Congress looks to leave town with a full plate upon their January return. 1. Congress Looks to Head Home for the Holidays Leaving Unfinished Business for Next Year With the temporary fix to fund the government [...]
Dear Colleagues, At long last, Congress is on the move, with the clock ticking! 1. Congress Checks Another Item Off The “Must-Do” List Last week lawmakers in Congress rallied to unite behind a deal that keeps the government funded at its current levels through February [...]