Category Archives: 2017 U.S. Congress

U.S. House expected to vote on tax reform bill on December 19

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. House Education Committee approves PROSPER Act for reforms to higher education

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. House Education Committee to mark up PROSPER Act

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 … Continue reading

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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

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 … Continue reading

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Action Alert — Tell Congress to reject provisions of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would harm our public school districts

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 … Continue reading

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NSBA releases statement on federal FY 2017 Omnibus Bill

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 … Continue reading

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CNBC: Special education could be under attack with new health bill

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 … Continue reading

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