Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved a bill authorizing education-reform grants and national academic content standards.
The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved legislation to reauthorize and reorganize the Education Department's research branch.
Emergency Urban Relief
The Senate last week added $1.4 billion for youth employment and education programs to an emergency urban-aid bill.
FY 1992 Budget Rescissions
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.
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.
The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week continued hearings on school-to-work programs.
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.