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Legislative Action

School-to-Work Transition
S 1790
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee held a hearing last week on the proposed "high skills, competitive workforce act,'' a comprehensive job-training proposal that includes career-preparation and apprenticeship components.

FY 1992 Budget Recissions
HR 4990, S 2403
A House-Senate conference committee met last week to discuss legislation that would reduce spending in the current fiscal year. The House version of the measure would cut $3.3 million from certain education programs.

FY 1993 Budget Resolution
H Con Res 287, S Con Res 106
A House-Senate conference committee continued working last week to reconcile House and Senate budget blueprints for fiscal year 1993.

Indian Education
The Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs and the House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education held a joint hearing last week on funding for Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.

Campaign Finance
S 3
The Senate last week failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation that would have set voluntary spending limits and provided public funding for Congressional campaigns, and limited political-action committee contributions.

Education Department

Mathematics and Science
Proposed priorities
The Education Department has proposed giving priority, under the portion of the Eisenhower mathematics and science national program supporting regional consortia, to efforts that aid states in adopting "world class standards'' and developing related assessments and curricula. The announcement appeared in the May 7 Federal Register; comments are due June 7. The department has also proposed giving priority, under another section of the Eisenhower math and science program, for state projects that will assist in the development of K-12 curriculum frameworks reflecting "world class'' standards. The announcement appeared in the May 1 Federal Register; comments are due on June 1.

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