In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Republican primary for the 7th District of Virginia on Tuesday to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.
Recently in Congress Category
June 10, 2014
June 09, 2014
Sen. Lamar Alexander sounds off on a Democratic student loan refinancing proposal and a series of executive actions to cap student loan interest rates.
June 03, 2014
Lawmakers and lobbyists turn up the heat on the Federal Communication Commission, which has promised to revamp its E-Rate system before the start of the next school year.
May 30, 2014
A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that sequestration cuts to Title I and Impact Aid forced some districts to reduce specialists, increase class sizes, reduce professional development, and delay technology upgrades.
May 29, 2014
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., is introducing a bill that aims to increase school-choice programs for military and special needs children.
May 22, 2014
Senate panel's amendment includes a plan to provide training for schools to comply with student nutrition standards.
May 21, 2014
States and school districts would be charged with thinking much more critically about how to help students who have been in special education make the transition into the workforce.
May 19, 2014
The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.
May 14, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
May 14, 2014
The measure has strong backing from the administration, but its political prospects are iffy at best.