2017 U.S. Congress

Source: National School Boards Association On Friday, December 15, the House-Senate Conference Committee report for H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), was filed. Both chambers are expected to vote on the legislation this week, with the House poised to vote on Tuesday, December 19. The Joint…

Source: U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee released the following statement upon the approval of H.R. 4508, the…

Source: U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, December 12, at 9 a.m. (Central Time), the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R.…

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits for the few — at the price of supporting state…

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is continuing its mark-up of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This legislation is the first draft of a bill for tax reform and is expected to be considered by the committee throughout this week.…

Source: National School Boards Association On Friday, National School Boards Association (NSBA) Executive Director & CEO Thomas J. Gentzel released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s signing of the FY 2017 Omnibus Bill: The FY 2017 Omnibus Bill represents a much-needed investment in our country’s economy, global…

Source: CNBC Considering all the changes the Republican’s proposed health-care bill could entail, little attention is being paid to its potential impact on education, most importantly special education, The New York Times reported. School districts rely on Medicaid — the current federal health-care program for the poor — to provide…

Source: Education Week Legislation to overhaul the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was introduced on Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is similar in several respects to legislation the House passed last year that grants states more flexibility over spending and priorities. The prospects…

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House of Representatives approved a consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 244) to fund public education and other programs throughout the remainder of fiscal year 2017. The measure passed the House by a vote of 309-118.

Source: National School Boards Association This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will be moving forward to consider legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. After a month of negotiations and changes to the original bill filed in March, House members plan to vote on the American Health…

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