CASBO’s 2017 Advocacy Platform provides basic parameters to guide our Legislative Committee and Board of Directors on matters pending before the U.S. Congress and federal government.
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states.
Established by the Constitution as one chamber of the federal government’s legislative branch, the United States Senate is comprised of one hundred members—two senators from each of the 50 states—who serve six-year, overlapping terms.
The White House
The White House website provides updates on the U.S. President press releases, events, and executive actions.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's 4,400 employees and $68 billion budget are dedicated to establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds.