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

Legislative Action

Assistive Technology

The House Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights held a hearing last week in preparation for reauthorization of the Technological Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, which supports efforts to procure technological aids for disabled people, including special-education students.

Chapter 1

The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education continued hearings last week in preparation for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, focusing on successful Chapter 1 programs.

National Service

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week held a hearing on President Clinton's national-service proposal, which would allow young people to engage in national or community service in exchange for federal college aid.

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