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On the Hill

An accountability issue, indirectly related to international affairs, has aroused concern in the post-secondary community as Congress moves toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), the priority piece of higher ed legislation on Capitol Hill.

In one case it is considering, and a ruling it recently issued in another one, the U.S. Supreme Court is addressing issues important to higher education that often are lost in the glare of more politically charged pronouncements from Capitol Hill and the White House.

As expected, funding issues occupy center stage for the higher education community following release of President George W. Bush's proposed budget for fiscal 2006.

Funding concerns underscore key issues important to higher education as the second George W. Bush administration and a new Congress get under way in Washington.