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Weigh In: Public Input Sought by US Dept of Education on Multiple Issues | Policy Matters (May 2021)

May 30, 2021

Major Updates Department of Education Announces Rulemaking and Public Input Period on Multiple Issues The Biden Administration is moving to leave their mark on higher education, and the first round of regulatory items it is looking at has been released. A public comment period will be followed by a negotiated rulemaking period, for which they will…

Biden Administration Introduces FY 2022 Discretionary Budget, American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan | Policy Matters (April 2021)

April 30, 2021

Major Updates Biden Administration Introduces FY 2022 Discretionary Budget, American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan Over the past month, on the heels of passing the American Rescue Plan, we have now been provided with the Biden Administration’s outlay for the second and third stages of its “build back better” vision, in addition to the…

Policy Matters | American Rescue Plan Act Passes – Includes Significant Relief Dollars to Higher Education (March 2021)

March 27, 2021

Major Updates  American Rescue Plan Act Passes – Includes Significant Relief Dollars to Higher Education The most recent COVID relief bill, one of America’s largest in terms of dollars spent ($1.9 trillion), and Joe Biden’s first major legislation as President, provided a marked increase in funding to colleges and universities compared to previous bills. While…

Policy Matters – American Rescue Plan Moves Through Congress, Towards President’s Desk (February 2021)

February 27, 2021

Major Updates American Rescue Plan Moves Through Congress, Towards President’s Desk The fifth major Coronavirus relief bill and the first for President Biden, the American Rescue Plan is moving through Congress. Democrats have decided to use the budget reconciliation process, a parliamentary maneuver with a lower vote threshold for passing bills in the Senate. This…