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 Week of  February 18, 2020

  • This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are in recess for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Both chambers will return to legislative business next Monday, February 24, 2020.
  • On Tuesday at 2:00 pm, NCHER holds its Monthly Membership Call, which will provide a summary of the February 3, 2020 meeting of the NCHER Board of Directors; a summary and updates on major items being worked on by our committees, caucuses, and working groups; and a Washington Update, including recent legislative and regulatory actions by Congress, the White House, the Department of Education, the Department of Treasury, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Communications Commission. Note: The call-in number has been circulated to each organization’s primary point of contact.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, at 2:00 pm, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) releases the minutes of its two-day meeting held on January 28-29, 2020..
  • On Thursday at 4:00 pm, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) holds an event titled, “Should Universities Be More Like Corporations? A Conversation with University of Virginia President James Ryan.” According to the invite, colleges and universities are increasingly asked to address a wide array of societal issues beyond the traditional scope of discovering and disseminating knowledge. Join AEI as University of Virginia President James E. Ryan addresses how universities should respond to these demands. For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit the AEI website.
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