On June 14, the House Budget and Rules committees approved a $1.506 trillion budget for FY22, which sets a total spending level for House appropriators. House Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced the Committee’s expected schedule for marking up FY22 appropriations bills. CGS requests to Congress and member resources on FY22 appropriations are available here.
Department of Education Begins Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations
Following the public hearings, the department will accept nominations for nonfederal negotiators to serve on the negotiated rule-making committees, part of the mandated process for developing regulations for programs under Title IV. The committees are expected to convene later this summer, and the department is making a concerted effort to select a diverse group of individuals to serve as negotiators. Information on the negotiated rule-making process and how negotiators are selected, among other details, are outlined here.
Department of Education Expected to Introduce Updated Title IX regulations in May 2022
On June 2, CGS joined the higher education community on a comment letter regarding Title IX’s impact on higher education institutions. The letter addresses the implications of current Title IX processing create pressures for institutions to act as courts; conflict among federal mandates and the myriad of state and local laws and precedents to which institutions must comply; unclear definitions and language on “sexual harassment” and other qualifiers; the heightened cost of compliance to Title IX; and encouragement to include stakeholders in revisions of Title IX.
Lander and Collins Share Vision for ARPA-H
Warren Stalls Confirmation of Biden’s Top Higher Ed Nominee
If confirmed, Kvaal would bring key higher education policy experience to the agency’s leadership, serving as a valued resource as the department begins to work on its higher education agenda, which includes rewriting regulations for certain student loan relief programs and for-profit institutions. Kvaal most recently served as the president of The Institute for College Access and Success and formerly as the senior advisor on domestic policy and deputy undersecretary of education in the Obama administration.