National Human Services Assembly
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Final Overtime Rule Scheduled to Take Effect January 1st, 2020

October 23, 2019

By Marie Camino Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule , which revises provisions within the Fair Labor Standards Act that pertain to minimum wage and overtime pay exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The rule will raise the salary threshold for overtime exemptions from $455 weekly to $684 […]

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Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities

October 9, 2019

By Marie Camino As Higher Education Act Reauthorization negotiations continue, The National Assembly continues to track its progress and prioritize the following issues. Maintain and Expand Pell Grants The Federal Pell Grant Program is the single largest source of grant aid for postsecondary education attendance funded by the federal government. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides […]

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Older Americans Act Set to Expire Today

September 30, 2019

By Zachary Tashman The Older Americans Act (OAA), first passed in 1965, authorizes a range of services and programs that ensure senior citizens remain independent and able to meaningfully participate in their communities. In 2016, 11.3 million older adults were served by programs authorized under the OAA. These programs include providing seniors with 45.2 million […]

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Issue Feature: Child Nutrition Reauthorization

September 25, 2019

By Zachary Tashman What is Child Nutrition Reauthorization? Child Nutrition reauthorization refers to the process of updating and making changes to multiple child nutrition programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The reauthorization process encompasses many programs that provide supports and services that help children and families afford food, […]

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Bicameral Legislation to Block The Administration’s Public Charge Regulation

September 24, 2019

By Marie Camino Last week, following the release of the final Public Charge regulation, Senator Maizie Hirono (D-HI) introduced the Protect American Values Act, Senate companion legislation to the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act (H.R. 3222). The bill would prohibit the government from using federal funds to enforce the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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