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Last week, the Department of Labor agreed to close nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers at the request of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. These are a subset of Job Corp Centers meant to train youth with educational and vocational skills in the conservation of public natural resources. The remaining 16 centers will be replaced by new contract operators or by a partnership overseen by DOL.

This week, the House and Senate are in recess, Congressional business will resume June 4th.

 

On Capitol Hill

Floor Proceedings

House: Out of Session

Senate: In Pro Forma Session

  • The Senate will convene today for a pro forma session.

 

Committee Proceedings

House Committee on Financial Services 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

House Committee on Appropriations 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

House Committee on Ways and Means

  • No relevant hearings today

 

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

  • No relevant hearings today

 

House Committee on Education and Labor

  • No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Appropriations 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Small Business 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Committee on Finance 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

Senate Judiciary Committee 

  • No relevant hearings today

 

 

Bills of Interest

  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL) to establish student loan borrowers’ rights to basic consumer protections, reasonable and flexible repayment options, access to earned credentials, and effective loan cancellation in exchange for public service (HR 3027)
  • A bill was introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) to increase funding for the COPS Grant Program and the Secure Our Schools Grant Program (HR 3023)

At the Agencies

Department of Labor

  • DOL released the labor job corps announcement

 

Treasury

  • No relevant news today

 

SBA

  • No relevant news today

 

USTR

  • No relevant news today

 

Commerce

  • No relevant news today

 

 

Links You Can Use

 

For reviewing legislation and tracking appropriations: www.congress.gov

For reviewing proposed and pending regulation: www.federalregister.gov