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DC Insight - 6/9/23

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Athletics News

The Current State of NIL
Inside Higher Ed – June 7, 2023
Athletics officials lobbied lawmakers for a federal bill governing name, image and likeness as the NCAA and conferences contend with a patchwork of state laws.

Missouri joins growing list of states imposing limits on transgender health care, athletes
The Hill – June 7, 2023
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed legislation Wednesday that will prevent transgender minors from accessing gender-affirming medical care and bar transgender women and girls from competing on female sports teams.

Federal News

White House Nominates Mandy Cohen as CDC Director
Reuters – June 1, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden plans to select former North Carolina health secretary Mandy Cohen to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing three people with direct knowledge of the situation. Biden's formal announcement is expected later this month, according to the report.

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces CHIPS for America R&D Leaders
National Institute of Standards and Technology – June 6, 2023
Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Laurie E. Locascio announced to the Industrial Advisory Committee leaders joining the CHIPS Research and Development Office CHIPS for America, which brings semiconductor manufacturing back to the U.S.. The CHIPS R&D Office also recently released A Vision and Strategy for the National Semiconductor Technology Center, describing the focal point for the CHIPS R&D programs; Manufacturing USA Semiconductor Institute(s): Summary of Responses to Request for Information, with the manufacturing community’s input on the design of new semiconductor-related institutes in the national network, and Metrology Gaps in the Semiconductor Ecosystem: First Steps Toward Establishing the CHIPS R&D Metrology Program, describing the stakeholder input and analysis leading to the program’s priority areas. 

Higher Education News

Biden vetoes measure overturning student loan forgiveness plan
The Hill – June 7, 2023
President Biden has vetoed a measure that would have overturned his student debt relief plan, leaving the fate of the program in the hands of the Supreme Court.

‘Tough Choices’ Ahead on Federal Budget
Inside Higher Ed – June 8, 2023
Lawmakers voted to not spend more money on domestic programs in order to avert default. That doesn’t leave much wiggle room for appropriators to increase the Pell Grant or give more money to Federal Student Aid.


Reviewed 2023-06-27