On January 9, Secretary Hilda Solis announced that she is resigning as the head of the Department of Labor and will not be a part of President Obama’s Cabinet in his second term.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:20:23 PM
The 113th Congress officially began at noon yesterday with the swearing in of the House of Representatives and Senate. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was re-elected as Speaker of the House with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) selected as Minority Leader for the Democrats. A full breakdown of all the congressional leadership positions, including committee chairs, can be found on the House and Senate web sites.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:19:41 PM
On January 1, the House passed on a 257-167 vote the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R.8). The legislation affirms the Senate’s approval (89-8) of the fiscal cliff deal which came earlier in the day. However, the legislation only temporarily shelves the across-the-board sequester budget cuts until March 1.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:13:19 PM
With only days to go before the country reaches the end-of-the-year fiscal cliff, there are some signs of hope that a deal might be within reach. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the House of Representatives will be called back into session on Sunday—both President Obama and the Senate have already returned to Washington—for a last ditch effort to reach a deal in the final hours of 2012.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:12:30 PM
In the closing days of the 112th Congress, President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a stalemate over the looming fiscal cliff.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:11:45 PM
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) have produced a joint statement to provide clarity regarding the meaning of College and Career Ready Determinations (CCRD) that were produced by PARCC in early November.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:09:03 PM
With only three weeks left in the 112th Congress and less than a month to go before the deadline for the “fiscal cliff,” the White House and congressional leaders have made little progress in addressing the expiring tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to discretionary programs known as sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:07:50 PM
Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner announced committee chairs for 19 of the 21 House standing committees in the 113th Congress. Many of these chairs will not change, particularly those related to education and workforce development.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:06:46 PM