The House last week approved a bill that would make it easier for workers to sue their employers for job bias. President Bush has said he will sign the bill, which was cleared by the Senate on Oct. 30.
Civil Rights Commission
The House last week voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, clearing the bill for the President.
FY 1992 Education Budget
The House and Senate last week approved a fiscal 1992 spending bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The vote in the House was not large enough to override an expected veto by President Bush.
The House on Nov. 1 approved legislation to restore the Education Department's authority to make preliminary payments to districts entitled to impact aid, clearing it for the President's signature.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee last week approved a measure that would require that schools and daycare centers be tested for lead paint and lead in their water, and other measures to reduce childhood lead exposure.
The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education last week held a hearing on school finance in preparation for developing a comprehensive education-reform bill.
Emotionally Disturbed Students
Final rules for a new grant program funding projects for children with serious emotional disturbances were published in the Nov. 4 Federal Register.
Final rules implementing changes in the Pell Grant program were published in the Nov. 6 Federal Register.