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Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.

Legislative Action

Budget Reconciliation/Child Care

HR 3299, S 1750
A conference committee began negotiations last week on a budget-reconciliation bill that includes competing child-care plans. (See page 19.)

Copyrights

HR 3045, S 497
The House Oct. 16 passed legislation to allow copyright holders to sue states and state institutions, including public schools, for copyright infringement.

Education Department

Budget, Fiscal 1990

HR 2990
The House last week failed to override President Bush's veto of the 1990 appropriations bill that includes funding for the Education Department. (See page 19.)

Indian-Education

Budget, Fiscal 1990

HR 2788
President Bush is expected to sign the Interior Department appropriations bill, which provides $74.1 million for the Education Department's Indian-education programs and $287.3 million for education programs of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Research Centers Competition
The House Select Education Subcommittee held a hearing Oct. 26 on the Education Department's proposed research-center missions. (See page 19.)

School Lunch

HR 24
The Senate last week approved the conference report on a bill to reauthorize child-nutrition programs, thus clearing the measure for the President.

Science-Education, Asbestos-Abatement
Budget, Fiscal 1990

HR 2916
The House last week approved the conference report on a bill that would provide $206.7 million for the National Science Foundation's precollegiate education programs and $49.2 million for asbestos-abatement aid to schools.

In the Education Department

Chapter 1

Handicapped Education

Proposed Rules
The department has published in the Oct. 17 Federal Register proposed regulations for the Chapter 1 Handicapped Program; comments are due by Dec. 18.

Chapter 1

Migrant-Education Program

Final Rules
The department has published in the Oct. 23 Federal Register final rules for the Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program.

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