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Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

2023 Federal Advocacy Committee Virtual Meeting

JANUARY 24 & 25, 2023  |  1-4 PM EST

Join us virtually for the important discussion and work on updating AESA's federal legislative priorities. Ahead of this new year and new Congress, now is the time to hear directly from hill staff and advocates. We will bring you topics most likely to get traction on Capitol Hill and the ones of most significant importance to AESA.

The Legislative Committee is FREE and only available to AESA members!

Confirmed panel topics include:

January 24, 1-4 PM EST

  • Federal Appropriations: Annual funding bills are likely the ONLY bills that may get done next year, and the potential for House rules that prevent an omnibus bill which would require individual bills to be passed. Therefore, the work to secure federal education funding is anything but certain. Panelists: Mark Laisch, Professional Staff Member, Senate Appropriations Committee; Philip Tizzani, Professional Staff Member, House Appropriations Committee
  • Federal Education Committee: We've invited hill staff for the House and Senate education committees to talk about their bosses' respective priorities, what they think will be the hot topics in 2023, what is likely to get traction, and if any of those three categories overlap. Panelists: Rashage Green, Education Policy Director/Counsel, House Education and Workforce Committee; Brad Thomas, Senior Advisor, Education Policy, House Education and Workforce Committee; Manuel Contreras (pending), Policy Advisor, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
  • Education Coverage: In a time when the education coverage matters as much as the education policy content, it's a great time to hear directly from two national education reporters, who will talk through what they think the education landscape will be in 2023. Speaker: Lauren Camera (pending), Senior Education Writer, U.S. News
  • Connectivity, Cyber, and Student Data Privacy: This catch-all panel will be a lively discussion on three of the most significant policy discussions happening at the state level and increasingly spilling into federal policy conversations. Panelists: Amelia Vance, Chief Counsel, Student and Child Privacy Project, AASA, Jon Bernstein (pending), President, Bernstein Strategy Group

January 25, 1-4 PM EST

  • Reflection on the conversations from Tuesday’s panels
  • Updates to the Federal Advocacy Agenda and Legislative Priorities
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