Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introductionof notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
Child CareHouse Education and Labor Committee hearings last week examined legislation
HR 3, HR 30to subsidize child care and increase its supply and quality.
Child NutritionThe House Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee last week began
HR 24work on the reauthorization of child-nutrition assistance with a hearing on the
Women, Infants, and Children program, which provides nutritional aid for
pregnant women and young children. Hearings are scheduled later this month on
the school-lunch program.
Family LeaveThe House Labor-Management Relations Subcomittee held a hearing last week
HR 770, S 345on the proposed "parental and medical leave act." The bill would require employers
to grant workers unpaid leave to care for newborn or sick children.
Indian EducationThe Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs and the House Interior and Insular
AppropriationsAffairs Committee held a joint hearing last week on the 1990 budget request for
Indian programs. The budget request proposed by President Reagan includes $74
million for the Education Department's Indian programs and $270 million for
Bureau of Indian Affairs education programs.