DC Digest - May 29, 2009
In Today's Issue:
- House Education and Labor Committee Considers President's FY 2010 Budget Priorities
- President Signs Credit Card Bill Into Law
- White House Announces Key NASA Nominations
- Opinion: When Sallie Met Barack
HOUSE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS PRESIDENT'S FY 2010 BUDGET PRIORITIES
The House Education and Labor Committee last week began the process of examining the 2010 budget priorities of the Obama administration. The two days of hearings featured Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Deputy Under Secretary Robert Shireman, and other key administration officials and higher ed leaders.
House Committee Considers President's FY 2010 Budget Priorities (American Council on Education)
PRESIDENT SIGNS CREDIT CARD BILL INTO LAW
On May 22, President Obama signed the Credit Cardholder's Bill of Rights Act of 2009 (H.R. 627). The legislation contains several provisions intended to shield college students from exploitation from credit card companies.
President Signs Credit Card Bill Into Law (American Council on Education)
WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES KEY NASA NOMINATIONS
The White House has announced the nomination of retired Marine general and space shuttle astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Lori B. Garver, a former NASA official and adviser on space policy to Presidnt Obama during the campaign and transition, was nominated as NASA's deputy administrator.
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts (White House Press Office)
OPINION: WHEN SALLIE MET BARACK
New York Times Op-Ed columnist Gail Collins discusses the confusing world of student loans and calls for reform.
When Sallie Met Barack (New York Times)