Is a Kinder, Gentler Gainful Employment Reg in the Works While ED Announces Steps to Publish New Rates?
Keeping up with the GE Rule has been a full time job in recent months, including new Department of Education actions to prepare a second set of GE rates, negotiated rulemaking to write a new rule, a lawsuit against the department for not implementing the current rule and proposed legislation in Congress.
Congress is poised to give the HEA a much-needed update. The House of Representatives have introduced legislation and discussions are picking up in the Senate, but questions remain as to the scope and timing for completing action.
The 2017 Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) Annual Convention & Exposition is June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CECU Annual Convention brings together nearly 300 organizations and approximately 1,500 attendees. Members of the Cooley team will be speaking throughout the conference.
Today the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted along party lines to forward the nomination of Betsy DeVos to the full Senate.
Lately, there have been many questions as to whether Congress might employ the Congressional Review Act (CRA) as a tool to roll back certain Obama Administration rules promulgated over the last few months, such as the Department of Education’s Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDTR) final rule.
A smooth transition from the outgoing to incoming administration is a hallmark of democracy and something both parties strive to achieve. Among the myriad issues that must be addressed, one of the more important ones for both the incumbent Obama administration and that of President-Elect Donald J. Trump is how to deal with agency rulemakings.