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DC Insight - 3/17/23

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Athletics News

Chairs Rodgers, Bilirakis Announce Hearing on Protecting NIL Rights for College Athletes
House Committee on Energy and Commerce – March 14, 2023
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data, and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) today announced a subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, on Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) titled “Taking the Buzzer Beater to the Bank: Protecting College Athletes’ NIL Dealmaking Rights.” 

Delegation News

Congresswoman Bush Secures Over $82 Million Disaster Recovery Funding for St. Louis Region
Congresswoman Cori Bush Press Release – March 15, 2023
Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) announces that she secured $82,259,000 in disaster recovery for the St. Louis region through Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant funds. These funds are appropriated by Congress and allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to rebuild disaster-impacted areas and provide crucial seed money to start the long-term recovery process.  Congresswoman Bush advocated for this funding by working directly with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to prioritize St. Louis during last year’s appropriations negotiations, in response to the historic flooding that devastated her district last summer.

Energy News

What is in House Republicans’ Energy Policy Package?
The Hill – March 16, 2023
House Republicans effectively named energy policy as their top priority, introducing an energy package known as H.R.1 on Tuesday. While the bill is unlikely to make it past the Democratically-controlled Senate or President Biden, it does lay out the party’s vision for how to improve the country’s energy policies and may be important for its messaging in the years ahead.

Higher Education News

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget
U.S. Department of Education – March 9, 2023
In his statement, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona touched on how the budget aims to ensure the department is raising the bar on advancing academic success, teacher pipeline, career readiness, postsecondary success, and global engagement.


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