Government Relations: Federal Legislation Update

With a divided Congress and a Democratic president, legislators will not likely reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year. However, critical issues that impact community colleges and our students are still being discussed– primarily over increasing the debt ceiling and Department of Education regulations. Below are the CCLC's summations on the debt ceiling, Dept. of Education regulations, Title IX & gainful employment.

 Debt Ceiling 

The CARES Act: What California Community Colleges Need to Know

Last week Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion stimulus package intended to alleviate economic distress during the current Coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn. It is the largest stimulus package ever passed and it is worth roughly 10% of the United State’s GDP.


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