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August 06, 2014

Senate Democrats Urge FDA to Regulate E-Cigarette Marketing to Children

As the electronic cigarette trend reaches an increasing number of youths, Senate Democrats want the FDA to take additional steps to regulate the industry's marketing tactics.

August 05, 2014

Education Department Nominees Stuck Waiting for Congressional Confirmation

Congress left town for its August recess last week without filling a number of key positions at the U.S. Department of Education. That means some folks are stuck with "acting" at the start of their title, and other positions are just plain vacant.

August 01, 2014

Snapshot of Teacher Union Spending on House, Senate Campaigns

A look at how the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association are donating to House and Senate campaigns.

July 30, 2014

Bipartisan Senate Duo Introduces Student Data Privacy Bill

U.S. Senators Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bill Wednesday that would tighten restrictions on the use of student data.

July 29, 2014

House, Senate Split On Emergency Aid to Address Child Immigrants

House Republicans include far less funding in their aid package to address the surge of child immigrants at the border than Senate Democrats.

July 25, 2014

House Clears Three Bipartisan Higher Education Bills

The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle.

July 24, 2014

Senate Education Aid Bill Inches Forward; House Budget Panel Issues Ed. Report

The Senate Appropriations Committee officially released its education spending proposal for fiscal year 2015, and the House Budget Committee unveiled a series of education policy proposals.

July 23, 2014

House, Senate Float Dueling Emergency-Funding Bills to Address Child Immigrants

Congress is set to take up vastly different aid proposals aimed at stemming the tide of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 23, 2014

Bipartisan House Bill Would Boost Community Schools

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., introduced a bill Wednesday that would boost community schools that provide important wraparound services.

July 23, 2014

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill

It's unlikely Congress will pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 before the end of this fiscal year, despite lawmakers' insistence they would.

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