The 116th Congress Is the Most Diverse Congress in American History
NAPE Senior Policy Advisor Lisa R. Ransom congratulated Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), as they took the helm in their respective caucuses. With 55 members in the CBC, 42 members of the CHC, and 20 members of the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus (not pictured), our nation is witnessing the most diverse Congress in American history.
||Lisa Ransom (left) with Karen Bass (right)
Bobby Scott Is New Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor for the 116th Congress
Congressman Robert "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) is the new chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor (formerly the House Committee on Education and the Workforce). Under his leadership, the Committee has a total of 28 Democratic (majority) members and 22 Republican (minority) members.
Reviewing the Higher Education Act
(American Council on Education)
As the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019, the higher education community is watching to see whether and when the process of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act will be on the agenda.
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Congressman Anthony Brown Holds Congressional Briefing on the Need for Workforce Training in the Defense and Aerospace Industries
While Congress and the Administration grappled with the government shutdown, Congressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) kicked off his new Maryland Defense and Aerospace Consortium by hosting a congressional briefing on the benefits and potential workforce opportunities associated with he defense and aerospace industries. Read More >>
Tim Scott Introduces School Choice Bill
(Courtesy of The BEAT DC)
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced legislation that would give military families, families of students with disabilities, and low-income students access to greater educational opportunity. Read More >>