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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Education Week: U.S. House introduces career and technical education law

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. House OKs bill that includes funding for public education through FY2017

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 … Continue reading

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Action Alert: New health care bill would cut Medicaid funding for public schools

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 … Continue reading

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