Washington D.C. Update – Sept 23, 2022

Dear Colleagues: This week, Washington D.C. welcomed more than 2000 in-person participants and 1500 virtual attendees for the annual National HBCU Week Conference . This year’s conference focused on the work the federal government is doing to meet President Biden’s executive order that directed federal [...]

Washington D.C. Update – Sept 23, 20222022-10-05T17:15:03+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – Sept 16, 2022

Dear Colleagues: This week, Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden launched their "Road to Success Back to School Bus Tour" . The tour kicked off in Tennessee with a visit highlighting ways states and districts are recruiting and preparing [...]

Washington D.C. Update – Sept 16, 20222022-10-05T17:11:59+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – Sept 9, 2022

Dear Colleagues: Congress may have been on recess for the month of August, but it certainly did not feel like a break. Behind the scenes staffers maintained diligent in their work as Members spent time both in DC and their home states and districts for [...]

Washington D.C. Update – Sept 9, 20222022-09-11T18:53:35+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 29, 2022

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 [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 29, 20222022-07-29T21:26:19+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 22, 2022

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 [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 22, 20222022-07-27T17:37:57+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – July 15, 2022

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 [...]

Washington D.C. Update – July 15, 20222022-07-27T17:40:27+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 24, 2022

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 [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 24, 20222022-06-24T19:15:16+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 17, 2022

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 D.C. Update – June 17, 20222022-06-24T19:12:04+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – June 10, 2022

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 [...]

Washington D.C. Update – June 10, 20222022-06-10T18:07:44+00:00

Washington D.C. Update – May 31, 2022

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. [...]

Washington D.C. Update – May 31, 20222022-06-01T16:56:20+00:00
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