Category Archives: Education & 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 […]

H.R.1135 – To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.1135 – To reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program Brief – H.R. 1135 would authorize the appropriation of $10 million annually from 2018 through 2024 for the Historic Preservation Fund to provide grants for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings at Historically Black […]

H.R.2353 – Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 23, 2017 H.R.2353 – Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Brief – “H.R. 2353 would amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and reauthorize secondary and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) programs through fiscal year 2023. The bill would authorize […]

H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 5, 2017 H.R.1242 – 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act Brief – H.R.1242 establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, […]