• Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act - H.R. 4843
    May 10, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Preventing child abuse and neglect is a priority that reaches across party lines, and federal policies have long supported state efforts to identify, assess, and treat children who are victims of abuse and neglect. One of those policies, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CA... More
  • Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice - H. J. Res. 88
    Apr 25, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Far too many men and women will leave the workforce without the financial security they need to retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- and middle-income families—to successfully plan for their retirement years. Th... More
  • The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act
    Apr 20, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. Students simply cannot learn and succeed in the classroom if they are hungry. That is why a variety of programs currently assist states, schools, and other institutions as they serve children and families in ne... More
  • Protecting Access to Affordable Retirement Advice - H.R. 4293 and H.R. 4294
    Feb 1, 2016  - THE PROBLEM: As a country, we face a number of significant retirement challenges. Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. Policymakers should be looking for opportunities to make it easier for working families—especially low- an... More
  • The Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act
    Oct 27, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In an unprecedented decision that has union leaders celebrating, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) discarded years of settled labor policy and redefined what it means to be an employer. For more than 30 years, the NLRB considered two or more employers “joint employers” if they h... More
  • Higher Education Extension Act of 2015
    Sep 24, 2015  - To provide certainty to students and institutions as policymakers continue work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will extend for one year the Perkins Lo... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More
  • Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, tuition costs continue to go up and the job prospects many graduates face remain bleak. It has never been more critical for individuals to make responsible choices regarding how to pay for their postsecondary education. Unfortunately, many students are simply not eq... More
  • Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Student demographics have changed dramatically in recent decades. Whereas the majority of students used to enroll in a four-year, full-time program fresh out of high school, an increasing number of students – “contemporary students” – are older, have a family, and work full- or part-ti... More