Congress Committee Hearings


U.S. House of Representatives

House Education and the Workforce Hearing

On Tuesday (March 1), the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing to examine the scope of federal education mandates, including data collection requirements and paperwork burdens, and analyze how compliance with these mandates creates unnecessary hurdles for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.  This hearing is part of a series that will investigate federal rules and regulations that may hinder job creation and economic growth.  For more information on this hearing, click here:  http://edworkforce.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=226021

 House Ways and Means Committee Hearings

The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on February 16, which focused on the President’s FY 2012 Budget proposals with regard to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Committee heard testimony from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius who outlined the new health care law’s implementation and the looming expiration of the welfare reform law.  Secretary Sebelius discussed the Administration’s plans to build on its successes in breaking the cycle of dependency and moving more Americans off of welfare and into private sector employment.  For more information on this hearing please click here: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=224127

U.S. Senate

Senate Budget Committee Hearings

On March 1, the Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the President’s FY 2012 Budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education.  The Committee heard testimony from U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  All information on this hearing can be found here:

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