Oakland University
Tuesday, September 10, 2013




To:       CGA

From:   A۰P۰L۰U Congressional and Governmental Affairs Staff





The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has planned two conference calls, led by top department officials, to explain the new Health Insurance Marketplaces set up by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to help institutions answer questions that students, staff, and community members may have. The conference calls will provide information and resources to support students, facility and their families, as well as local community members, as they seek to make informed choices about their new health care coverage options.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.


APLU is informing the CGA and the Council on Student Affairs about these informational calls.  Those interested in participating in one of these calls should RSVP using the links below.  Accompanying visual aids will be sent one hour before the call to those who have RSVPed.


Friday, September 13th at 1-2 p.m. ET:

RSVP Here: http://ems6.intellor.com?p=600105&do=register&t=1

Monday, September 16th at 3-4 p.m. ET:

RSVP Here: http://ems6.intellor.com?p=600104&do=register&t=1


After registering, a confirmation page will display dial-in numbers and a unique PIN.  Registrants will also receive an email confirmation of this information.




Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released The Pell Grant Program: Recent Growth and Policy Options, which details on the cost of the program, recent growth in the cost, options for changing the program, and alternatives to the program. In the most recent award year with available data (2011- 2012 school year), the Pell grant program provided $33.6 billion in grants to some 9.4 million students. From 2006–2007 to 2010–2011, real spending on Pell grants increased by 158 percent stemming from 80 percent increase in the number of recipients and a 43 percent real increase in the amount of the average grant.




Floor Activities


The Senate and House reconvened for legislative business today. The House is expected to consider a short-term continuing resolution measure for FY 2014 that may only last two or three months, possibly until December 13, and contain few riders or anomalies. Reports indicate that it may be pegged at the current FY 2013 sequester level of roughly $988 billion.  The House also plans to consider under suspension this week, H.R. 1891, Science Laureates of the United States Act of 2013.


Committee Activities


§  Tuesday, September 10


House Education and the Workforce Committee

Full Committee Hearing – Institute of Education Sciences

10 am, 2175 Rayburn


House Science, Space & Technology Committee

Research and Technology Subcommittee Hearing - Examining Federal Advanced Manufacturing Programs

10 am, 2318 Rayburn


§  Wednesday, September 11


House Education and the Workforce Committee

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Hearing - “Keeping College Within Reach: Supporting Higher Education Opportunities for America’s Servicemembers and Veterans.”

12 pm, 2175 Rayburn

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