Congressional leaders indicated last week they would put off until next year further action on child-care legislation.
Civil Rights Commission
The House last week approved legislation to extend the life of the Commission on Civil Rights for six months.
The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved legislation to bar discrimination against the disabled.
The House last week passed a bill to require schools to have anti-drug programs and policies as a prerequisite to receiving federal funds.
The Congress neared final action last week on a bill providing funds for the Education Department.
The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education held a hearing last week on a bill giving districts flexibility in using federal funds in return for meeting performance goals.
The department has published an expanded list of officials authorized to provide guidance to recipients of federal aid. Last year's omnibus reauthorization law restricted the department's ability to recover allegedly misused funds. One provision protects recipients who rely on guidance from department officials. In rules published May 5, the department required that all requests for guidance be sent to a central address, and listed 14 officials authorized to provide such guidance. The new list, published in the Nov. 3 Federal Register, includes 27 officials.