Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
National Service, Education, and H.H.S. Nominations
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week approved the nominations of Eli Segal to be executive director of the Corporation for National and Community Service and Donald Wurtz to be chief financial officer for the Education Department, clearing them for consideration by the full Senate. Also last week, the Senate approved the nomination of Mary Jo Bane, the former New York state commissioner for social services, as assistant secretary for children and families in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Office of Drug Control Policy
The House Government Operations Subcommittee on Legislation and National Security held its first hearing last week on the reauthorization of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The Senate earlier this month passed by a voice vote a bill that makes technical changes in the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The Education Department
The Education Department has published proposed rules that would bar students from receiving federal scholarship aid if they fail to submit a correct Social Security number. Institutions distributing aid to such a student could be forced to reimburse the department if the student does not later produce the correct number. The notice appeared in the Oct. 4, 1993, Federal Register; comments are due by Nov. 18.