On January 12, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union (SOTU) address. In the speech, he highlighted the work that the Administration has been doing to advance educational opportunity for Americans, and noted the continued work to be done. He highlighted the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), record graduation rates, and increased early childhood education funding. The President also noted initiatives that he will continue to push for moving forward, such as Pre-Kindergarten for all; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; and increasing college access and affordability. The full text of the President’s remarks can be accessed here.
On January 14, House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) signaled that he will not challenge the agreed upon FY2017 budget cap. He also emphasized that he hopes to bring the FY2017 budget resolution to the floor by early March, which would in turn accelerate the appropriations schedule for subcommittees. House Appropriations Labor/HHS Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) likewise signaled his interest in reaching a budget resolution early this year.
HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Announces 2016 […]