On May 15, the House passed H.R. 6800, the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.” The broad relief package, which is estimated to total more than $3 trillion, includes approximately $100 billion for education programs and additional aid for state and local governments.
On May 13, Vice President Mike Pence, USED Secretary Betsy DeVos, and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx held a conference call with select higher education leaders to discuss approaches to reopening campuses in the fall.
On May 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing titled, “COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School.” The hearing focused on the federal government’s response to the pandemic and what additional measures are needed to reopen the U.S. economy, including supports for schools.
Coronavirus (as related to education issues):
Note that all information related to the coronavirus (or COVID-19) is up to date as of 12:00 pm on May 16, 2020. Given the fast-moving nature of congressional and Administrative actions to address the growing pandemic, we will do […]