Category Archives: Education & Training

H.R.3284 – Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.3284 – Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017 Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3284 is to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series. (JCTAWS) To that end ‘JCTAWS brings together a wide range of first responders including […]

H.R.2427 – Pathways to Improving Homeland Security At the Local Level Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 15, 2017 H.R.2427 – Pathways to Improving Homeland Security At the Local Level Act Brief – HR 2427 would ‘amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002, to direct the Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement to produce and disseminate an annual catalog on Department of Homeland Security training, […]

H.R.601 – Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 8, 2017 H.R.601 – Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act Brief – This bill has become the legislative vehicle for providing $7.4 billion for Hurricane Harvey aid including $450 million to the Small Business Administration for grants to small businesses as intended by the House. The Senate then brought up […]

H.R.3218 – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3218 – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. To that end The bill increases access to many educational assistance […]

H.R.3262 – To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants…

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.3262 – To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay […]

H.R.1927 – African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 28, 2017 H.R.1927 – African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017 Brief – “This bill requires the Department of the Interior to establish within the National Park Service (NPS) a U.S. Civil Rights Network that encompasses: (1) all NPS units and programs that relate to the African American civil […]

H.R.2664 – Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.2664 – Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act Brief – The bill directs the Secretary of Labor to train certain Department of Labor personnel how to effectively detect and assist law enforcement in preventing human trafficking during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities To those ends, […]

H.R.2200 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 14, 2017 H.R.2200 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 Brief – “H.R. 2200 would reauthorize several programs within the Departments of Justice (DOJ), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), Labor, and State, and the U.S Agency for International Development that combat trafficking […]

H.R.2258 – ADVANCE Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2258 – ADVANCE Act Brief – H.R. 2258 exempts current members of the armed services or reserve components from certain testing requirements to obtain commercial driver’s licenses if they had qualifying experience while serving in the armed services or reserve components.     H.R. 2258 extends this exemption to […]