Category Archives: Education & Training

H.R.3949 – VALOR Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3949 – VALOR Act Brief – HR 3949 amends US Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The term ‘multi-State apprenticeship program’ means a non-Federal apprenticeship program operating […]

H.R.3634 – SERVE Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 10, 2017 H.R.3634 – SERVE Act of 2017 Brief – HR 3634 aims to amend US Code, to ensure that individuals may access documentation verifying the monthly housing stipend paid to the individual under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. To that end The Secretary […]

H.R.2989 – Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 13, 2017 H.R.2989 – Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act Brief – ‘Born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818 and given the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey after his mother Harriet Bailey, Frederick Douglass has been called the father of the civil rights movement. ‘Douglass rose through […]

H.R.2582 – Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2582 – Confirming State Land Grants for Education Act Brief – “This bill allows the state of Utah to select certain lands under the administrative jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the Department of the Interior that are identified as available for disposal by land […]

H.R.2408 – Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending October 6, 2017 H.R.2408 – Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act Brief – This bill urges the consideration of the educational needs of vulnerable women and girls in designing, implementing, and evaluating U.S. foreign assistance policies and programs. To those ends: The Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International […]

S.1866 – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Education Relief Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 S.1866 – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Education Relief Act of 2017 Brief – S 1866 would “…provide the Secretary of Education with waiver authority for the reallocation rules and authority to extend the deadline by which funds have to be reallocated in the campus–based aid programs under […]

H.R.2519 – The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 29, 2017 H.R.2519 – The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act Brief – The bill aims ‘To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.’ This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue […]

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, […]