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 Week of  May 26, 2020

  • This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is in session for legislative business. On Thursday, the chamber may consider a motion to override the President’s potential veto of House Joint Resolution 76, which uses the Congressional Review Act to repeal the U.S. Department of Education’s final borrower defense to repayment rule. The U.S. Senate is in recess in commemoration of Memorial Day.
  • On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the Federal Reserve releases its Beige Book. Eight times a year, the Fed releases its Beige Book, a summary of current economic conditions for the 12 Federal Reserve Districts based on anecdotal information gathered through reports from Bank and Branch Directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.
  • On Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., insideARM hosts a webinar titled, “Leading Strategically Through the Recovery: Best Practices for Credit Reporting and Disputes During COVID-19.” During the webinar, Michelle Macartney, Managing Partner, Bridgeforce, and Amy Perkins, President, insideARM, will discuss credit reporting guidance from the Consumer Data Industry Association as well as operational tips and best practices for credit reporting and disputes management in compliance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or CARES Act. For more information or to register, visit the event website.
  • On Thursday at 1:00 p.m., NCHER hosts a conference call on the Department of Education’s contracting plans. The call will provide an update on the Next Generation Financial Services Environment, including the pending protests of the Enhanced Processing System procurement, Federal Student Aid procurements included in the Department’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request, and potential contracting opportunities for the membership either as prime contractors or subcontractors. The featured presenter will be Tom Green, Chief Executive Officer, Exeter Government Services. Note: The call-in number has been circulated to each organization’s primary point of contact.

  • On Friday at 1:00 p.m., Third Way hosts a digital briefing with Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) on what the federal government is doing to ensure colleges will use the stimulus money to best support students, and how the global pandemic will impact the short- and long-term future of students and student loan borrowers. For more information or to register for the webinar, visit the event website.

  • There are no further public events on higher education finance-related issues .


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