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On August 10th, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a proposed regulation that would repeal Obama’s administration’s gainful employment rule (GE).  The regulation would have withheld federal funding from vocational programs that left graduates struggling to repay student loan debt....

On Thursday, July 19th, President Trump signed an executive order creating a new National Council for the American Worker, which will be comprised of senior administration officials from the various agencies that oversee workforce development and training programs. ...

Today, Ron Hamm attended the National League of Cities (NLC) release of its fifth State of the Cities report at its Washington, D.C. office. The 2018 report summarized an analysis of 160 mayoral speeches delivered between January and April 2018, which provided a view of...

On Friday, May 4th, the Hamm Consulting Group participated in a webinar hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) government relations staff that examined the PROSPER ACT’s (H.R. 4508) current status, impact on community colleges...

On Friday, April 20th, The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the "Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development" Transportation Discretionary Grants Program (BUILD).  The program is funded at $1.5 million, three times greater than the FY 2017 appropriated level of $50 million....

The following post-election report provides information on the changes that have occurred as a result of the 2016 Presidential and congressional elections....