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King Cosponsors the Civics Democracy Act. U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) announced that he is cosponsoring the Civics Democracy Act which was introduced by Sens Chris Coons (D-DE) and John Cornyn (R-TX) earlier this year. This bill would authorize federal grants for educators, nonprofits and others to “improve [and] strengthen civics education from early childhood to higher education” while diversifying the “civics education workforce.” In a statement, King said, “supporting civics education is one of the most important investments we can make to protect this system of government for the generations to come.” Additional information can be found here.
Members of Congress Ask Department of Education for Clarity on Student Loans. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rep. Virgina Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona questioning the Department of Education’s legal authority to cancel student loans and to request an “explanation of the authorities used to extend student loan repayment freezes.” Additional information and the full letter can be found here.
We publish the DC Shuttle each week Congress is in session 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 June 21, 2022. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.