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Capitol Hill Update

Weighty Debates Lie Ahead for Congress as Summer Approaches
There was a flicker of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill this week. Following the successful military operation against al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the Senate unanimously agreed to a resolution (S. Res. 159) honoring the members of the military and intelligence community who carried out the mission.  [ More ]

Regulatory Developments

SHRM Provides Input to Agencies on Key HR Issues
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a proposed rule amending its regulations for H-1B petitions, subject to numerical limitations and exemptions for those who have earned an advanced degree in the U.S.  [ More ]

Member Advocacy

Largest SHRM Student Chapter Hosts Newly-Elected Congressman for an On-Campus Forum
On April 28, student members from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, teamed with students from Lynchburg College and members of SHRM’s Central Virginia Chapter to host a public forum with Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA).  [ More ] 

Maine and Illinois SHRM Members Descend on Their State Capitols 
Last month, members of Maine SHRM and the Illinois State Council (ISC-SHRM) participated in legislative conferences held in their respective state capitols.  [ More ]

Workplace Flexibility

SHRM Joins “Employer All Stars” in Richmond
On May 4th, SHRM’s Senior Government Relations Advisor, Lisa Horn, joined Richmond SHRM, the Greater Richmond Chamber and the Richmond Times-Dispatch to present the first 2011 Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility during the 2011 Employer All Star Awards breakfast.  [ More ]

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