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

Legislative Action

1995 Appropriations

Eli J. Segal, the chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, testified last week before the House appropriations subcommittee that funds the departments of Veterans' Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and independent agencies. In addition, Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala testified last week before the Senate subcommittee that funds the departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services.

Special Education

The House Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights last week heard testimony from parents of students with disabilities as hearings continued on reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Elementary and Secondary
Education
HR 6

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week held two hearings on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, focusing on Chapter 1.

The Education Department

School-to-Work Transition

The Education and Labor departments published a notice in the March 9 Federal Register describing how local partnerships can apply for school-to-work implementation grants. Applications are due May 9.

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