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Congress has approved, and President Obama has signed, the sixth short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government running. This latest CR is set to expire Friday, April 8. It contains an additional $6 billion in spending cuts, mainly from funding rescissions, reductions and program terminations. No accounts impacting higher education were cut in this CR....
Hugo Jacobo
NIU senior political science major and honors student Hugo Jacobo is interning this spring in Washington, D.C., with Congressman Luis Gutierrez, for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. According to the institute’s website, the purpose of the internship is to “expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting...
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Congress continues to struggle with the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. Last week, the Senate defeated both H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution passed by the House of Representatives that would cut spending by $61 billion, and the Senate Democratic counter-proposal that would cut federal spending by about $6.5 billion. With the defeat of both bills and...
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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...
Thomas Bough
Thomas Bough is preparing to produce some low notes on a high stage. Bough, director of athletic bands in the NIU School of Music, will perform at 6:30 p.m. (CDT) Saturday, Jan. 29, with the internationally renowned U.S. Army Band. WATCH A LIVE WEBCAST! The Grand Concert takes place in historic Fort Meyer, Va., across...
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The Friday, Oct. 29, deadline is fast approaching to submit applications for NIU’s summer congressional internship program in Washington, D.C. The competitive program will provide five NIU students with the opportunity to live, learn and work next summer in the heart of our nation’s capitol. Each student will intern for a member of the Illinois congressional delegation...
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