On January 10, the House Democratic Steering Committee announced new nominations for the House Appropriations Committee. The nominations include Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Ed Case (D-HI), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Norma Torres (D-CA), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ).
On January 8, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (USED) announced the recipients of the Preschool Development Birth through Five Grant awards (PDG B-5). Of the 47 “state” applicants, 45 received awards for a total distribution of $241.5 million. Individual awards ranged between $538,000 and $10.6 million.
On January 7, USED released draft regulatory proposals to overhaul several aspects of programs authorized under the Higher Education Act (HEA). It also announced 15 primary and 15 alternate negotiators selected to serve on the negotiated rulemaking committee and additional negotiators to serve on three issue-specific subcommittees. The first of three negotiated rulemaking session will occur January 14 – 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at USED headquarters
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