Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
The House Education and Labor Committee last week held a hearing on the proposed "civil rights act of 1991."
Senator Mark O. Hatfield, Republican of Oregon, introduced legislation on Feb. 22 calling for the creation of an office of community colleges in the Education Department.
The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings last week on the nomination of Bob Martinez, the former governor of Florida, to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Family and Medical Leave
The House Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations last week held a hearing on the proposed "family and medical leave act."
The Senate Education, Arts, and Humanities Subcommittee Feb. 21 held its first hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee Feb. 20 passed legislation to extend the student-loan deferments of soldiers serving in the Persian Gulf war.
The House Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Subcommittee last week held a hearing on the Bush Administration's proposals for the school-lunch program.
Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, Jan. 21 introduced a bill that would authorize funding for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.