Congress Passes Spending Deal

Congress Clears Spending Deal (Updated 12/18/2015) Congress on Friday approved the $1.1 trillion spending bill with overwhelming bipartisan support from both Houses. This caps off another legislative victory for Congress…

How You Can Advocate for Music Education

Music has an important role in education. Its collaborative qualities encourage students to engage in critical thinking, while at the same time allowing them to better understand themselves and the…

Another Government Shutdown Imminent?

    UPDATE – 9/25/2015 Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced his resignation from Congress and his leadership position.  See our latest article on how this effects the…

UPDATE: 2016 Music & Arts Funding

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representative’s Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved legislation via a voice-vote to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at $146 million for FY2016.  If approved…

Rep. Stefanik to Co-Chair STEAM Caucus

Last week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that she will co-chair the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus alongside Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01).  Stefanik will be filling the leadership role that once was held…

Senate ESEA Amendment Tracker (Committee)

Updated (4/16): ESEA/NCLB clears Senate HELP Committee markup unanimously to a 22-0 vote; 57 amendments were considered, with 29 amendments adopted. The Senate HELP Committee’s markup of the “Every Child…

Full Senate ESEA Draft Bill Analysis

Last week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a new, bipartisan, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) proposal, entitled the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015.”…