DC Shuttle: Harkin Calls for Raising Minimum Wage, Funding Early Ed Bills

Harkin releases 2014 priorities. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), the retiring chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, told the Washington Post that his New Year’s resolutions were his minimum wage and early education bills.

Enrollment report. The U.S. Department of Education released a report on enrollment and graduation rates in higher education institutions in the fall of 2012. The data showed that most students complete degree programs even though many take more than the normal time, according to Education Week.

We publish the DC Shuttle each week featuring higher ed news from Washington collected by the New England Council, of which NEBHE is a member. This edition is drawn from the Higher Education Update in the Council’s Weekly Washington Report of Jan. 13, 2014.

Founded in 1925, the New England Council is a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region. The Council’s mission is to identify and support federal public policies and articulate the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.


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