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

Legislative Action

FY 1993 Education Budget
HR 5677

The Senate on Sept. 18 approved its version of a fiscal 1993 social-services spending bill that would provide $28.5 billion for Education Department programs.

Family Leave
S 5

The Senate on Sept. 24 voted 68 to 31 to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would require large firms to grant workers unpaid leave for the birth of a child or family medical emergencies. The House is expected to act this week.

Hurricane Relief
HR 5620

Congress on Sept. 18 approved a $11.1 billion hurricane-relief bill that includes $122.5 million for education programs.

Reform Grants
HR 4323, S 2

A House-Senate conference committee began negotiations late last week on legislation that would authorize grants to states and school districts to implement reform plans, and would also authorize work on national standards and tests.

Research Office
HR 4014

The House on Sept. 22 passed a compromise bill to reauthorize the Education Department's office of educational research and improvement.

School-to-Work Transition
HR 5723

The House Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities on Sept. 24 marked up a bill that would create a National Commission on a High Skills Workforce.

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