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

The Education Department

Regulatory Agenda

The Department of Education has published its regulatory agenda for the following six months, which includes rules on collaboration in vocational-education programs, Title I guidance, and efforts to reduce paperwork. The notice appeared in the Nov. 28 Federal Register.

Student Aid
Final Rules

The Department of Education has published final regulations making multiple changes to student-loan rules, designed to cut paperwork and to apply similar standards to direct loans and guaranteed loans. The notice appeared in the Dec. 1 Federal Register; the rules take effect July 1, 1996.

Legislative Action

Official English
S 356

The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing last week on a proposal to make English the nation's official language.

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