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Week of May 22

  • This week, both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are in session for legislative business. However, neither chamber is expected to consider student financial aid-related legislation.

  • Today at 1:00 p.m., Academic Impressions hosts a webinar titled, “The $10,000-a-Year Bachelor’s Degree That Works.” The webinar will highlight how National Louis University built an innovative, scalable, and financially sustainable bachelor’s degree program that is helping close the achievement gap for low-income and first-generation students. Attendees will learn: 1) How an in-house innovation space made inception of the program possible; 2) The financial model and operational efficiencies that make the program sustainable; and 3) The ins and outs of the program’s academic curriculum and corresponding support services. For details and to register, visit the Academic Impressions website.

  • Today at 1:00 p.m., the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau hosts a free webinar focused on a range of telecommunications and video programming issues related to older Americans. The webinar will provide information and tips about the value of broadband connectivity, how to deal with robocalls, and how to report suspicious calls to the FCC’s Consumer Complaint Center. The event will be streamed live on the FCC’s website. During the webinar, participants may submit comments and questions by emailing livequestions@fcc.gov or via Twitter using the hashtag #FCCLive.

  • Today at 7:30 p.m., Federal Reserve Board of Governors Member Lael Brainard gives a speech titled “The Roles of Opportunity and Inclusion in Strengthening the U.S. Economy,” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Conference on Opportunity and Inclusive Growth in Minneapolis, MN.

  • On Tuesday, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is expected to release the President’s detailed budget request for fiscal year 2018. According to news reports, the U.S. Department of Education’s budget will include a cut of $9.2 billion or 13.6 percent as compared to the spending level approved by Congress last month (consistent with the funding level included in the “skinny budget” released by OMB in March), elimination of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, consolidation of the five income-driven repayment plans into a single plan where payments would be capped at 12.5 percent of income and the balance of the loan would be forgiven after 15 years, elimination of the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, cuts of $200 million to TRIO and GEAR UP programs, and the continuation of year round Pell Grants.

  • On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the House Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing entitled, “Increasing U.S. Competitiveness and Preventing American Jobs from Moving Overseas.” Witnesses will be announced at a later date.

  • On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosts a discussion titled, “Assessing the CHOICE Act: A Conversation with House Committee on Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX).” During the event, Chairman Hensarling will discuss how H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act will reduce regulatory burdens on community banks, end “too big to fail,” and increase economic growth.

  • On Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government holds an oversight hearing on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Witnesses include: The Honorable J. Russell George, Inspector General for Tax Administration, U.S. Department of Treasury; and Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS.

  • On Wednesday at 9:00 a.m., the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) holds a meeting of its Financial Literacy and Education Commission, with a presentation of the report, “PISA 2015 Results: Students’ Financial Literacy.” To watch the event live, click here.

  • On Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., the House Budget Committee holds a hearing titled, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.” The sole witness will be The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director, OMB.

  • On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing entitled, “Empowering Students and Families to Make Informed Decisions on Higher Education.” Witnesses will be announced at a later date. The hearing will be livestreamed on the committee’s website.

  • On Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education holds a hearing on the U.S. Department of Education’s budget request for fiscal year 2018. The Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, will be the sole witness at the hearing.

  • On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the House Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal. The Honorable Steve Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury will be the sole witness at the hearing.

  • On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) releases the minutes of its two-day meeting held May 2-3, 2017.

  • On Thursday at 9:45 a.m., the Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal. The Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director, OMB will be the sole witness at the hearing. The hearing will be livestreamed on the committee’s website.

  • On Thursday at 10:00 a.m., the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs hold a hearing entitled, “Improper Payments in the Federal Government: Student Aid.” Witnesses will be announced at a later date.

  • On Thursday at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing titled, “Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposals for the Department of Treasury and Tax Reform.” The sole witness will be The Honorable Steve Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury. The hearing will be livestreamed on the committee’s website.

  • On Friday at 9:00 a.m., AEI hosts a panel discussion titled, “Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Road Ahead,” which will discuss the state of historically black colleges and universities today, what higher education can learn from them, and opportunities and challenges that might await them in the future. Participants include: Lezlie Baskerville, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; Michael Lomax, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Negro College Fund; Johnny Taylor Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Beverly Wade Hogan, President, Tougaloo College; and moderator Gerard Robinson, Resident Fellow, AEI. The event will be streamed live on the AEI website.
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