Tag Archives: United States House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Repeal and Replace or Repair and Rebrand?; Energy and Commerce Holds First Hearing on User Fees; MedPAC and MACPAC Meetings This Week

Legislative Activity Repeal and Replace or Repair and Rebrand? With reconciliation instructions in the FY 2017 spending bill that initiate the House and Senate committees with health care jurisdiction to reduce the deficit, Republicans in both chambers are eager to use the fast-track, fifty-vote process to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care … Continue Reading

Obamacare Replacement Activity Escalates

Legislative Activity Obamacare Replacement Activity Escalates Although the Republican retreat in Philadelphia resulted in no clear repeal and replace strategy, House and Senate Republicans will continue to move forward and hold the first committee hearings to discuss potential health care reform legislation this week. Following President Trump’s Executive Order on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), … Continue Reading

White House to Hold Forums on Economic and Educational Opportunities for Women

Legislative Activity Child Care and Development Block Grant Before leaving for recess, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its legislation (S. 1086) to reauthorize the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) by a vote of 97-1. The bill will renew the federal funding provision for state support of child care services for low-income families and institute educational, … Continue Reading

DOE to Host Fourth Public Meeting on President Obama’s Proposed College Ratings System

Legislative Activity House Subcommittee Changes House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA) announced new subcommittee assignments last week. As such, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) will join the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. Additionally, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) is moving from that subcommittee … Continue Reading

President’s Plan on College Affordability & DOE Released its Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018

Legislative Activity Charter Schools House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced last week that he would visit a charter school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today to deliver a policy speech about expanding school choice. Majority Leader Cantor’s amendment on school choice was adopted as part of the House’s bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education … Continue Reading