On January 16, the House considered and passed H.J.Res.76, which is a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to express disapproval of the Borrower Defense rule issued by the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The resolution was passed along a mostly party line vote of 231-180. The resolution will move to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain at this time.
On January 16, USED published in the Federal Register a proposed rule related to religious freedom and school prayer. The Department issued guidance on “constitutionally protected prayer and religious expression” in public elementary and secondary schools.
On January 15, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent an invitation to USED Secretary Betsy DeVos to testify in front of the Committee on either March 24 or April 1. On either date the Secretary will testify on the Department’s FY2021 budget request.
Budget and Appropriations:
Nondefense spending bills could get proportional increases in FY21, says Hoyer: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) predicted how increases in spending caps for fiscal year (FY) 2021 could be divided between appropriations bills. According […]