The 114th Congress was sworn in on January 6, 2015. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are now controlled by Republicans with the House Republicans having its largest majority since 1928. This shift in control will impact the agenda, although the Senate, with 54 Republican seats, is shy of the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and pass legislation.
On the education front, both Senator Lamar Alexander and Congressman John Kline have established aggressive timelines for consideration of the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA aka No Child Left Behind), and re-authorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA). It is projected that ESEA will be on the Senate floor in late Spring/early Summer, and the House floor in March, however the situation is always fluid. Following completion of ESEA, it is expected that the committees will likely turn their attention to School/Child Nutrition and then to the re-authorization of HEA.
Education Management Corporation’s Government Affairs website has all the tools you need to not only learn more about newly elected legislators and the issues that matter to EDMC and its academic institutions and students, but also to take the next step by making your voice heard and contacting your legislators. You can even brush up on your government 101 and read breaking political news.
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