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APRIL

4/16/08 - Sen. Murray, Rep. Clyburn, LA Mayor Villaraigosa Call for Summer Jobs Program to Stimulate Economy

MARCH

 
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      3/11/08 - House Approps Committee Holds Hearing on the Economy and Workforce

      3/6/08 - FY 2009 Senate Budget Mentions Summer Jobs as Stimulus Option

      FEBRUARY

      2/13/08 - Strong Step for Students: House Higher Ed Bill Promotes Innovation - CLASP

      2/8/08 - House Passes Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

      2/7/08 - Senate Passes Stimulus, More Tax Rebates, But No Summer Jobs Included

      2/4/08 - NYEC Legislative Alert: Administration's FY 2009 Budget & Stimulus Package Update

      JANUARY

      1/29/08 - NYEC Legislative Alert: Economic Stimulus & Summer Jobs - Contact Congress

      1/25/08 - NYEC Sends Letter to Congress Urging Funding for Youth Jobs in Stimulus Bill

      DECEMBER

      12/26/07 - President signs into law Consolidated Appropriations Act

      12/11/07 - Sen. Schumer Introduces First Step Forward Act

      NOVEMBER

      11/13/07 - President Vetoes Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

      11/6/07 -  Final Labor-HHS-Education Appropriation Includes $245 Million WIA Rescission

      OCTOBER

      10/30/07 -  Rep. Scott Introduces  Youth PROMISE Act

      10/18/07 -  Committee for Education Funding sends joint sign-on letter to Senate

      10/18/07 -  Rep. McKeon urges action on Workforce Investment Act reauthorization

      10/16/07 -  NYEC Sends Sign-On Letter to Senate

      10/16/07 -  NYEC Releases Updated Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Side-by-Side Comparing Existing Law to H.R. 3747 and NYEC WIA Reauthorization Recommendations

      10/9/07 -  Congressmen John Tierney (D-MA) and Ric Keller (R-FL) launch Dear Colleague letter requesting that their fellow House members reject the WIA $335 million rescission when the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill goes to Conference

      10/4/07 -  Minority members of the House Education and Labor Committee introduce the "Workforce Investment Improvement Act" (H.R. 3747) and "College Access and Opportunity Act" (H.R. 3746)

      SEPTEMBER

      9/11/07 -  "Recommendations to Improve No Child Left Behind for Struggling Students and Disconnected Youth" - NYEC, CLASP

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