The House Appropriations Committee bill would fund the Education Department to the tune of $64.4 billion, which is $2.8 billion below the fiscal year 2015 level and $6.4 billion below the president's budget request.
Trump also ran a for-profit college that was sued by New York for misleading students. And he's a fan of school choice.
A bipartisan bill could hit the Senate floor as early as this week, and members plan to file amendments on Title I, accountability, bullying, and employee background checks.
The Democratic presidential candidate wants to give every 4-year-old in America access to high-quality preschool over the next decade.
Bush, who served two terms as Florida governor before leaving the office in 2007, has perhaps the most extensive and complicated track record in education among all the Republican candidates.
The Education Department's budget pitch for the next fiscal year includes a request for more money for departmental management, in light of fewer full-time employees and a growing workload.
The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.
The Obama administration has created a new competitive grant program called "Skills for Success" aimed at helping middle school kids develop traits like grit and resilience.
There haven't been many signs that House Republican leadership is interested in the subject, but there's a big bipartisan push in the Senate to address the entire criminal justice system, which could give it wings.
The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.