April 2021

Key Policies in President Biden’s Address to Congress

In his first address to Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden outlined plans for historic federal investment in students, workers, families, and communities across the country. Together, the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan represent more than $4 trillion in new funding intended to speed recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and fulfill the President’s commitment to turn “peril
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (4/26)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. What’s New in Washington Last week in Washington both the House of Representatives and Senate were in session and voted on a number of bills. Most notably, on Thursday, the Senate passed a
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The CORPS Act and Advancing National Service in Response to COVID-19

By Melina Kiper, America Forward Advocacy Manager   Last week, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) were joined by a bipartisan coalition of eight Democrats and seven Republicans to reintroduce the “Cultivating Opportunity and Recovery from the Pandemic through Service (CORPS) Act.” In addition to increasing national service positions for the next three years to support recovery efforts
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (4/19)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. What’s New in Washington Last week in Washington, negotiations continued on President Biden’s proposed American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion infrastructure package that also includes a number of proposals for workforce development, broadband
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (4/13)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. What’s New in Washington In Washington last week, while Congress continued its Spring District Work Period, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2022 Discretionary Budget Request which lays out the Administration’s high-level
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America Forward’s Statement on President Joe Biden’s FY2022 Discretionary Request

Earlier today, President Joe Biden released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Discretionary Budget Request - his “skinny budget."  The release did not include detailed agency-by-agency budget estimates, which will be sent out in the month of May, but the initial funding targets will allow the FY22 budget process to begin on Capitol Hill.  Congressional appropriators will now start drafting the
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America Forward Coalition Members Step up During Crisis (Vol. 31)

Every month, America Forward is highlighting a few examples of the vital work being done by our Coalition members to support students, families, educators, workers, elected leaders, advocates, and communities across the country. If your organization has resources, an announcement, or a story that you would like to see included, please send it to america_forward@newprofit.org. The Opportunity Network Violence and
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (4/5)

Below is the latest America Forward “Tip Sheet,” a weekly update on Federal activity related to education, workforce development, and other priorities of the America Forward Coalition. What’s New in Washington America Forward's thoughts are with the family of the United States Capitol Police Officer who was killed and his fellow officer who was injured on Friday outside the U.S.
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