Category Archives: Education & Training

H.R.3397 – Building Blocks of STEM Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2018 H.R.3397 – Building Blocks of STEM Act Brief – HR 3397 bill instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus on early childhood. In recent […]

H.R.4924 – To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including protections against sexual harassment, and for other purposes

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 9, 2018 H.R.4924 – To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including […]

H.R.1486 – Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.1486 – Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017  Brief – HR 1486 amends current law to establish a Non-Profit Security Grant Program to make grants to nonprofit organizations determined to be at risk of a terrorist attack. The grants may be used for the acquisition […]

H.R.4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.4323 – Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act Brief – Under HR 4323 the Director of the National Science Foundation shall, through the research and education activities of the Foundation, encourage veterans to study and pursue careers in STEM and computer science, in coordination with other Federal agencies […]

H.R.4375 – STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.4375 – STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act  Brief – HR 4375 provides for a study on broadening participation in certain National Science Foundation research and education programs and to collect data on Federal research grants to science agencies. Not later than 12 months after the […]

H.R.3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.R.3979 – Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3979 is to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer services, community partnership, and refuge education programs of the National Wildlife Refuge System. “H.R. 3979 would authorize the appropriation of […]

H.Con.Res.95 – Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K-12 classrooms.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 22, 2017 H.Con.Res.95 – Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K-12 classrooms. Brief – HCR 95 expresses support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms nationwide CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing support for the use […]

H.R.2228 – Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 1, 2017 H.R.2228 – Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 Brief – HR 2228 seeks two reports from the Department of Justice on programs and practices to improve mental health of law enforcement officers. The Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services shall submit to […]

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 […]