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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., focuses his attention on increasing Social Security benefits, an issue seemingly popular with voters.
The nation's for-profit colleges accused the Obama administration on Friday of engaging in a "discriminatory, punitive" attack against programs that help many non-traditional students find meaningful employment.
THE HIGHER ED MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR: The Obama administration is moving forward with a bold regulatory proposal that could shutter hundreds of degree programs that fail to place their graduates in well-paying jobs, leaving them bogged down by debt and few marketable skills.
This morning, the Obama administration released its new proposed "gainful employment" rule , aimed at ending taxpayer support for college programs that claim to train people for careers as medical assistants, air conditioner repair technicians, or software coders, but instead consistently leave their former students with shaky job prospects and ... (more)
The Senate Thursday voted 96-2 to reauthorize a $5 billion annual grant program that provides child care for 1.6 million children.
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, seen here in a file photo on Capitol Hill, helped the Senate pass a bipartisan bill on child care Thursday.
If it's true that it helps to have friends in high places, Purdue University is in luck.
The Fair Minimum Wage Act would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over two years and then index the rate to inflation.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg faced tough questions Thursday over the administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro, seen as highly addictive and easily abused.
The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to spend over one trillion dollars in 2015 - but HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has never once testified before the Senate's Budget Committee on either Obamacare's costs or the president's budget at large.
The Iowa Democrat choked up talking about a children's reading program close to his heart for 16 years.He received the Pioneer Award from Everybody Wins!, a literacy organization that pairs disadvantaged kids from the district with a mentor during the lunch hour.
In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal , Tom Harkin , Dick Durbin , Sherrod Brown and Ed Markey in urging the administration to review and finalize regulations for tobacco products, which may include electronic cigarettes and e-hookahs, "without further delay."
Congress 's chief budget scorekeeper is sticking by his recent report saying that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would probably reduce employment by 500,000 jobs, but conceded Wednesday the figure is "a central estimate in a wide range."
Special Olympics athletes will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday in an effort to ensure continued commitment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.