On November 29, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing for Alex Azar to serve as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On November 28, the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Examining Proposals to Simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).”
On December 1, the Chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced a proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act – H.R. 4508, the “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.”
On November 28, USED Secretary DeVos announced the approval of Michigan’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Secretary DeVos’s statement is available here. Michigan’s approval letter is available here.
Senate Continues Tax Reform Plan Debate: As of December 1, the Senate was continuing debate of its tax reform plan with vote-a-rama still expected to take place this evening, which will likely be followed by a vote on final passage in the Senate. On November 29, The Senate approved […]