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When Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), it opened the doors of learning and economic opportunity to all Americans regardless of their financial means. The law has benefitted generations of students who might not otherwise have afforded college. It has also benefitted our democracy and economy, providing the basis for a highly educated citizenry and workforce. The 50th anniversary of HEA is an opportunity to both celebrate its success and ensure it continues to expand opportunities for all Americans.
The undersigned organizations urge the conference committee to reject section 830 of the Senate-passed version of H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018,” that would effectively reinstate a version of the recently overturned regulations that implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” (FPSW) Executive Order.
Business Roundtable welcomed President Trump’s memorandum directing the Department of Education to make computer science and the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields priorities for funding through its federal grant programs.
On behalf of Business Roundtable, I appreciate the opportunity to reply to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Request for Information (RFI) related to “Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees.”
CEOs Applaud House Passage, Call on Senate to Pass Perkins Reauthorization
Washington – America’s business leaders today praised bipartisan House passage of a bill to modernize and reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs and called on the Senate to quickly approve the legislation. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353), an update of the Perkins Act, passed the House today by voice vote.