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A New Year, Administration and Congress: Join the AACTE Federal Update Discussion on Jan. 21

Biden Administration and the 117th Congress: The Significance for AACTE MembersThe events of January 6 shocked the nation. We witnessed a challenge to our democracy that none of us could ever have imagined. 

Just days before, senators and representatives were peacefully sworn in to the 117th Congress.  On Wednesday, the joint session of the United States Congress was just beginning to count the electoral college votes for president and vice president when rioters stormed into the United States Capital, one of the nation’s most treasured buildings.

Fortunately, order was eventually established, and the joint session continued its work.  This was the final step before Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in as the U.S. president and vice president, respectively, on January 20. It also means that Democrats will control the House of Representatives, Senate and White House and give them significant leverage to implement their legislative priorities. 

What does all this mean for AACTE, its members, and the students they work with?

Join me for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities we expect over the next two years, including the following:

  • An update on the COVID relief and annual spending bills that passed in late 2020
  • The likely priorities of President Biden and his Secretary of Education
  • Key congressional leaders, including on the education and appropriations committees
  • How a divided Congress will impact AACTE’s priorities, including funding for the Department of Education
  • A potential reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
  • How you can weigh in on important issues Congress debates
  • 2021 and 2022 Elections

Register now for the AACTE Federal Update webinar on Thursday, January 21 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


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