Federal Update 2020
Following Congress’ return from Thanksgiving recess on December 3, 2019, the Chancellor Oakley and the Chancellor’s Office federal liaison, Connie Myers, participated in a numberof meetings with members of Congress and key congressional staff to express support for the College Affordability Act. Upcoming advocacy efforts include the Board of Governors annual visit to Washington D.C., in early February, to meet with members of Congress on community college legislative priorities, including comprehensive renewal of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Federal Update 2019
On September 26, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a continuing resolution (CR) averting a government shutdown, ensuring all federal agencies, departments, and community organizations will maintain their current funding through November 21. Both the House and Senate must agree on and pass 12 individual year-long spending bills to keep the government running past November 21.