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The new Congress is now well underway and has over 100 new Members — nearly one quarter of the entire House of Representatives! Along with such tremendous turnover, it is the first time in eight years that the Democrats have held the House majority. This dramatic shift in control requires a significant effort in promoting...
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While portions of the federal government may have just reopened, preparation for the FY 2020 funding cycle are already well underway. As we mentioned in our last note, we need your help to send a “program letter” request to each member of the House of Representatives in which your adult education programs are located and...
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TELL NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ADULT EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT. Thank you for your assistance this past year in helping raise the visibility for adult education programs, which resulted in a $25 million federal funding increase in FY 2019 and staved off $87 million in funding cuts! We need your help again this...
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The 116th Congress convened, and for the first time in eight years, Democrats controlled the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was elected Speaker of the House which marks only the second time in history that a former Speaker has been re-elected after losing the majority in his/her previous tenure. 63 new Democrats and 37 Republicans...
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