Capital Update

March 06, 1991 1 min read

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

Legislative Action

Civil Rights
HR 1

The House Education and Labor Committee last week held a hearing on the proposed “civil rights act of 1991.”

Community Colleges
S 463

Senator Mark O. Hatfield, Republican of Oregon, introduced legislation on Feb. 22 calling for the creation of an office of community colleges in the Education Department.

Drug-Policy Director
Confirmation Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings last week on the nomination of Bob Martinez, the former governor of Florida, to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Family and Medical Leave
HR 2

The House Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations last week held a hearing on the proposed “family and medical leave act.”

Higher Education

The Senate Education, Arts, and Humanities Subcommittee Feb. 21 held its first hearing on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Loan Deferments
For Servicemen
S 335

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee Feb. 20 passed legislation to extend the student-loan deferments of soldiers serving in the Persian Gulf war.

School Lunch

The House Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Subcommittee last week held a hearing on the Bush Administration’s proposals for the school-lunch program.

Teacher-Standards Board
S 457

Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, Jan. 21 introduced a bill that would authorize funding for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

A version of this article appeared in the March 06, 1991 edition of Education Week as Capital Update