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Both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives are in recess this week. In the wee hours of the morning of Saturday, Feb. 19, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1 (H.R. 1), with amendments, largely along party lines, by a vote of 235-189. H.R. 1 is a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the...
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There has been a lot of activity in Washington, D.C., over the past week, primarily related to the federal FY2011 budget. Unfortunately, there is no good news for higher education or NIU. We want to provide you with the best information that we have been able to compile, recognizing that this information may change as...
Lori Clark
The House of Representatives was on recess last week. The Senate was in session, and one of the main issues senators dealt with was a proposal by the Republicans to repeal the federal health insurance law, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.” This proposal was defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate, although the Senate did agree to...
Lori Clark
The shakeup in the U.S. Congress during the mid-term elections in November 2010 caused the departure of both freshmen and long-tenured members of Congress, resulting in new Congressional leadership, new composition of House and Senate committees, and correspondingly new legislative priorities. For NIU, we saw the departure of Bill Foster and the installation of Randy...
Lori Clark
by Lori Clark, director, NIU Federal Relations The United States Congress has been discussing the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act since it was first introduced in 2001. Even with bipartisan support, it has never managed to pass out of both chambers of Congress, despite changes to the bill designed to address various...
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