Republicans Win Control of the House and Democrats Keep the Senate

It has been a week since the 2022 Midterm Elections and the votes are still being counted. The Republican party have won 218 House seats and will assume the majority in the 118th Congress. The Democrats have a slim majority in the Senate and are awaiting the December 6th Georgia run-off election. Read more.

Laundry List of To-Dos for Congress During Lame Duck

Now that the Midterm Elections are over, Members of Congress have plenty to do before sine die of the 117th Congress. For starters, congressional Democrats and retiring Republicans would like to pass an omnibus appropriations package before the current continuing resolution (CR) expires on December 16th. Read more

House Democrats Plan to Introduce DACA Legislation Before the End of 117th Congress

Earlier this week, House Democrats announced their plans to pass and send to the Senate legislation to protect Dreamers and DACA recipients. While the details of the bill are still being worked out, it will include language from the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) which passed the House of Representatives in 2021. Read more 

Continued Legal Challenges to Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as well as the Eighth Circuit has blocked the Department of Education from forgiving loans under the student debt forgiveness program. Read more

NSF Launches Safeguarding Science Toolkit

Earlier this week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) joined federal and university partners to announce its Safeguarding Science Toolkit. Read more

CGS Releases Latest Graduate Enrollment and Degrees Report

This week CGS released the latest Graduate Enrollment and Degrees report, published annually since 1986. The report is the only national survey that collects data on first-time and total graduate enrollment across all fields of master’s and research doctorate programs in the United States. Read more