The good news? The chances of finishing a bill and getting it to the president's desk by the end of this year or early next are better than they ever, ever have been before. The bad news? It's far from a slam dunk.
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July 06, 2015
July 01, 2015
The House Rules Committee is to meet July 7 to again consider its version of the federal K-12 law's rewrite; a vote could come as early as the next day.
June 23, 2015
A bipartisan measure authored by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., has awaited floor debate for weeks, but has been passed over in favor of other priorities.
June 19, 2015
Even so, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash, the influential co-authors of that chamber's bipartisan bill, still have their eyes on the prize.
June 16, 2015
The House Appropriations Committee bill would fund the Education Department to the tune of $64.4 billion, which is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2015 level and $6.4 billion below the president's budget request.
June 16, 2015
A bipartisan bill could hit the Senate floor as early as this week, and members plan to file amendments on Title I, accountability, bullying, and employee background checks.
June 15, 2015
The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.
June 14, 2015
The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.
June 11, 2015
There haven't been many signs that House Republican leadership is interested in the subject, but there's a big bipartisan push in the Senate to address the entire criminal justice system, which could give it wings.
June 10, 2015
The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.