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Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.

Legislative Action

Education Reform
HR 4323

The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved a bill authorizing education-reform grants and national academic content standards.

Education Research
HR 4014

The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved legislation to reauthorize and reorganize the Education Department's research branch.

Emergency Urban Relief
HR 5132

The Senate last week added $1.4 billion for youth employment and education programs to an emergency urban-aid bill.

FY 1992 Budget Rescissions
HR 4990

Conferees last week agreed to $8.2 billion in cuts from the fiscal 1992 budget, including $2.5 million in education cuts. The House approved the bill.

FY 1993 Education Budget

Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander testified last week before Senate appropriators, and conferees agreed to recommend $36.6 billion for education and other social service programs in fiscal 1993.

Job Training
S 2373

The Senate Employment and Productivity Subcommittee held a hearing last week on a plan to provide public-service jobs to federal-aid recipients through the Job Training Partnership Act.

Juvenile Justice
HR 5194

The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.

School-to-Work Transition
S 1790

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week continued hearings on school-to-work programs.

Surplus Flour

The House Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture held a hearing last week on the impact of ending the distribution of "bonus'' flour to school-lunch programs.

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