On May 17, the House passed H.R. 5, the “Equality Act.” The 236-173 vote was largely partisan, with eight Republicans voting in favor of the bill. The bill would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by including “sexual orientation and gender identity” in the law’s protections from discrimination based on sex.
On May 16, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director, Kathy Kraninger, sent a letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in which the CFPB director stated “student loan servicers have declined to produce” any documents that the CFPB requested to supervise the actions of the servicers
On May 13, President Donald Trump sent a letter to Congress requesting that his fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request be amended. Included in his amendments are a restoration of approximately $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics and a rescission to the Pell Grant surplus of $3.87 billion.
Budget and Appropriations:
New CBO director announced: The Chairs of the Senate Budget Committee and House Budget Committee, Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) respectively, announced that Phillip L. Swagel […]