Category Archives: Education & Training

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, […]

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 […]