Posts By: Maddie Rocklin-Waltch

America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/26)

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. Last Week in Washington Last Wednesday, an initial procedural vote was held to advance the bipartisan infrastructure deal through the Senate, but failed along party lines, with all GOP Senators voting no. A
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Statement from America Forward on the Recent Federal Court Decision re: DACA

Dreamers are everywhere - bringing diversity, joy, and innovation to schools, places of worship, workspaces, and communities across the country. Dreamers embody the story of America, and denying their ability to live, grow, and thrive here perpetuates historic cycles of exclusion and discrimination. The recent ruling from a Texas federal court halting new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/21)

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. Last Week in Washington President Biden made a homecoming to the Senate last week to gauge support from the Senate Democrats on the major pieces of legislation and policy he is pushing forward.
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (7/12)

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. Last Week in Washington Last week, the White House urged congressional Democrats to introduce the long-negotiated infrastructure bill as early as the end of this month. The bipartisan group of Senators and their
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/29)

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. Last Week in Washington The focus on the Hill last week remained on a bipartisan infrastructure package. The bipartisan group of ten Senators reached an agreement last Wednesday evening and unveiled their framework
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (6/1)

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 Friday, President Joe Biden released his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY’22) budget request. As you may recall, he released his discretionary (or “skinny budget”) on April 9th. Last week’s
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Key Discussion of SIPPRA During U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Hearing

Over the past several weeks, America Forward has engaged in conversations with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and his team around the importance of advancing evidence-based approaches to ensure the effectiveness of federally funded programs and support innovation. On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, America Forward was heartened by an exchange
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (5/24)

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, House and Senate negotiators held talks with the White House on the American Jobs Plan’s infrastructure provisions; however, no agreement has been reached. Negotiations are
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (5/17)

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, a lot of attention was on House Republicans as they voted to replace Liz Cheney (R-WY) with Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in the number three post
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America Forward Weekly Tip Sheet: Policy and Advocacy (5/10)

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 With Members of Congress in the home states and districts last week, action in Washington centered around the Administration’s push for support for their next COVID-related proposals — The
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