On November 17, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced that House and Senate leadership has agreed to begin working immediately on a Continuing Resolution (CR) at the current rate of funding to extend federal government operations through March 31, 2017. The current CR expires on December 9.
On November 18, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released a report entitled, “Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education,” which includes data showing continuing educational opportunity gaps for students of color and low-income students in higher education.
House Takes Action Related to Regulatory Review: The House passed H.R. 5982, the “Midnight Rules Relief Act,” by a vote of 240 – 179. The bill would amend the Congressional Review Act to allow Congress to consider a joint resolution to disapprove multiple regulations at one time. Prior to passage, the House Republicans on the Education and the Workforce Committee issued a press release that specifically cited concerns with a Department of Labor overtime rule and Department of Education K-12 regulations that, “completely ignore the letter and intent of the law at the […]