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Legislative Action

Civil Rights
S/745
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
HR 3350
The House last week voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, clearing the bill for the President.

FY 1992 Education Budget
HR 2707
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.

Impact Aid
S 1848
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.

Lead Testing
HR 2840
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.

School Finance
Hearing
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.

Education Department

Emotionally Disturbed Students
Final Rules
Final rules for a new grant program funding projects for children with serious emotional disturbances were published in the Nov. 4 Federal Register.

Pell Grants
Final Rules
Final rules implementing changes in the Pell Grant program were published in the Nov. 6 Federal Register.

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