In The Know: A Closer Look Into the 118th Congress and the Federal Priorities for Community Colleges.


2023 marks the start of the 118th Congress with its many changes and dynamics impacting the federal outlook for community colleges. ACCT’s new Digital Media & Communications Specialist, Kali Woods, kicks off Season 5 of the “In the Know” podcast with an in-depth discussion with the ACCT public policy team. “In The Know” is one of the various tools in the ACCT toolkit to keep community college leaders and stakeholders informed about issues pertinent to community colleges. Whether you’re a community college trustee, a president, a policymaker, or someone with a passion for the community college movement, ACCT’s podcast is designed to get you in the know.

The fifth season kicks off a conversation with Vice President of Public Policy, Carrie Warick-Smith, Director of Government Relations, José Miranda, and Senior Government Relations Associate, Rosario Durán as they take a closer look at the legislative priorities of the 118th Congress and the biggest issues affecting how community colleges serve students.We’ll also hear about recent changes that will impact our advocacy efforts and prepare you for the National Legislative Summit. 

From discussing the new makeup of the House of Representatives and the Senate, to the implications of a divided government, ACCT’s public policy team provides a level-setting conversation that will help community college supporters shape their advocacy strategies with their elected officials. The team also briefly previews what will be included in the 2023 Community College Legislative Priorities, which will be unveiled in the coming days.

Take a listen at the latest episode of In The Know using your favorite podcast platform or by clicking to the link below:

Kali Woods is the Digital Media & Communications Specialist at ACCT

José Miranda is the Director of Government Relations at ACCT

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