WDC Newsletter Archive


WDC WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS

July 2017

July 31, 2017 GI Bill Expansion Moving Through Senate

July 24, 2017 House Releases FY18 Budget Resolution/Faces Uncertain Future

July 17, 2017 Labor-HHS Subcommittee Passes FY18 Appropriations Bill/Senate Delays August Recess

July 10, 2017 Deputy Labor Secretary Hearing This Week

July 3, 2017 House Passes Perkins Reauthorization Bill

June 2017

June 19, 2017 Trump Signs Apprenticeship Executive Order/Perkins Reauthorization

June 12, 2017 Trump to address DOL on His Worker Training Plan

June 5, 2017 President Unveils Infrastructure Plan

May 2017

May 30, 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Act Passes House

May 22, 2017 Trump Budget Proposal Expected Tomorrow

May 15, 2017 Year-Round Pell Funding Promised in Budget Proposal

May 8, 2017 Committee Introduces CTE Legislation/SCSEP Support Letter

May 1, 2017 Congress Reaches FY17 Budget Deal

April 2017

April 24, 2017 Funding Showdown Looms

April 17, 2017 Budget Negotiations Loom As Deadline Approaches

April 10, 2017 Acosta Nomination Delayed for Recess

April 4, 2017 Trump Requests Major FY17 Cuts

 

March 2017

March 27, 2017 Acosta Hearing Set for Thursday

March 20 2017 Acosta Hearing on Wednesday

March 13, 2017 Acosta Confirmation Hearing Next Week

March 6, 2017 Administration to Release Skeleton Budget Next Week

 

February 2017

February 27, 2017 White House Budget Blueprint Calls for $54 Billion Defense Increase, Domestic Spending Cuts

February 21, 2017 Acosta New Secretary of Labor Nominee

February 13, 2017 Puzder Hearing This Thursday

February 6, 2017 Puzder Nomination Delayed Fourth Time; JOBS Act Introduced

 

January 2017

January 30, 2017 Early Look at Infrastructure Plan; Puzder Hearing Delayed Again

January 23, 2017 Trump Administration Signals Deep Government Cuts; Puzder Hearing Delayed Again

January 9, 2017 DeVos Confirmation Hearing Wednesday

 

December 2016

December 19, 2016 Final Apprenticeship Rule Released/Happy Holidays!

December 12, 2016 Congress Avoids Government Shutdown

December 5, 2016 CR Likely Unveiled Tuesday

 

November 2016

November 28, 2016 GOP Looking Toward Short-Term Spending Bill

November 21, 2016 Congress Looks Towards a Short-Term Spending Bill

November 14, 2016 Congress Begins Lame Duck

November 7, 2016 Election Day is Tomorrow! Get out and Vote!

 

October 2016

October 31, 2016 Gainful Employment Rule Challenge Period Opens

October 24, 2016 $50.5 Million in DOL ApprenticeshipUSA Grants

October 17, 2016 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 11, 2016 American Job Centers to Assist ITT Students

October 3, 2016 Congress Avoids Government Shutdown

 

September 2016

September 26, 2016 Congress Focuses on Short-Term CR as Deadline Looms

September 12, 2016 Perkins Reauthorization Expected Soon

September 6, 2016 Congress Returns to Continued Fiscal Battles

 

August 2016

August 29, 2016 Register Now for the USCM WDC Congressional Forum

August 23, 2016 WIOA Final Rules

August 15, 2016 Registration Now Open for USCM WDC Congressional Forum

August 8, 2016 Labor Market Sees Strong Job Growth

August 1, 2016 DOL Apprenticeship Grants Announced

 

July 2016

July 25, 2016 Workforce Advance Act Introduced

July 18, 2016 Senate Heading Towards Omnibus Spending Bill

July 11, 2016 Committee Approves CTE Reauthorization Bill

July 5, 2016 Final WIOA Regulations Released

June 2016

June 13, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Advances Labor-HHS Bill

June 6, 2016 DOL Unveils $100 Million America’s Promise Grant Competition

 

May 2016

May 31, 2016 House Appropriations Battles Continue

May 23, 2016 Perkins Reauthorization Hearing

May 16, 2016 Appropriations Work Continues

May 7, 2016 Perkins Reauthorization Moving Forward

 

April 2016

April 25, 2016 DOL Announces Apprenticeship Accelerator Grants

April 18, 2016 House Misses Budget Deadline

April 11, 2016 DOL Announces Apprenticeship Grant Competition

April 5, 2016 Labor Force Participation Rises in March

 

March 2016

March 28, 2016 Murray Introduces STEM Bill

March 21, 2016 House GOP Divided Over Budget Blueprint

March 14, 2016 Senate Stalls Budget; WIOA Implementation Hearing

March 7, 2016 GOP Leaders Struggle to Pass Budget Deal

 

February 2016

February 29, 2016 White House Announces Summer Opportunity Project

February 22, 2016 King Confirmation Hearing Scheduled

February 12, 2016 FY17 Budget Proposes New “First Job” Funding; Manufacturing Communities Act Introduced

February 8, 2016 President Announces $5.5 Billion ‘First Job’ Initiative/$20 Million in Summer Jobs Grants

 

January 2016

January 11, 2016 Cities and States Fight for Minimum Wage Increases

January 4, 2016 Reid and Ryan Already in Appropriations Discussions

 

December 2015

December 18, 2015 President to Sign Omnibus Package

December 14, 2015 Appropriations Negotiations Extended

 

November 30, 2015

November 30, 2015 Spending Bill & Climate Deal Deadlines Approaching

November 23, 2015 Government Shutdown Threat Continues

November 16, 2015 Appropriations Listening Session Scheduled

November 9, 2015 Congress Gears Up for Spending Negotiations

 

October 2015 

October 30, 2015 Senate Passes 2-Year Budget Bill, Averts Risk of Default

October 19, 2015 Debt Ceiling Showdown

October 13, 2015 GOP Speaker Chaos

October 5, 2015 Government Shutdown Averted

September 2015 

September 28, 2015 Shutdown Deadline Looms; CR More Likely

September 14, 2015 DOL Awards $175 Million in American Apprenticeship Grants

September 8, 2015 House and Senate Return Today; Chairman Kline Not Running for Re-Election in 2016

August 2015

August 31, 2015 Budget Battle Continues in Congress

August 24, 2015 Senate Democrats Push For Immediate Budget Negotiation

August 17, 2015 Continuing Resolution/Potential Government Shutdown on Horizon

August 10, 2015 Continuing Resolution/Potential Government Shutdown on Horizon

August 3, 2015 Kaine Introduces JOBS Act/DOE Announces Second Chance Pell Program

July 2015

July 27, 2015 House Appropriators Prepare for Showdown

July 20, 2015 TANF Reauthorization Introduced

July 2, 2015 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Passes Labor-HHS Budget; WIOA TEGLs Released

June 2015 

June 5, 2015 House Begins Moving Appropriate Bills 

May 2015 

May 1, 2015 GOP Congressional Leaders Reach Budget Agreement 

May 8, 2015 Senate Passes Gop Budget; Perez/Duncan Pledge To Help Baltimore

May 15, 2015 Budget Battle Begins

May 22, 2015 GOP Unveils Spending Cuts for 2016

May 29, 2015 DOL Releases WIOA Performance TEGL

April 2015

April 3, 2015 DOL Releases Notice of Draft Regulations 

April 10, 2015 Top Budget Negotiators Return To Washington Early To Finalize Budget Agreement

April 17, 2015 House GOP Selects Budget Negotiators; DOL releases QSAP On Local Leadership and Governance

March 2015

March 6, 2015 DOL Accepting Applications for American Apprenticeships Grant Program

March 13, 2015 Senate to Release Budget Plan; Obama Announces TechHire Intiative

March 20, 2015 GOP House and Senate Budget Committees Release FY16 Blueprint

March 27, 2015 Senate Passes GOP Budget