Legislative Update

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    What did you do Friday morning? Did you make any big decisions? Because, as he tells it, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R OH) woke up on Friday morning and decided to retire from the House of Representatives.
    This week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivered an address that focused on higher education policy and Administration priorities for a would be reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
    The House and Senate were both out of town this week. They left Washington for their home districts and states to celebrate the 4th of July, but not before a flurry of activity that had education advocates busy. The Senate
    The Capitol was a quiet place with members of the House and Senate back home for the week-long Memorial Day recess.
    Members of the House left Washington, DC, today for next week’s district work period after passing an FY 2016 budget resolution that has been negotiated with the Senate.
    This week saw K–12 education policy mixed up with larger Capitol Hill politics in surprising developments that played out (and are still playing out) on Friday.

    A bipartisan and bicameral group of senators and representatives released a reauthorization proposal for the Workforce Investment Act.
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