Trump has reportedly discussed with House Republican leaders the idea of effectively cutting some spending out of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill he signed late last month.
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April 04, 2018
April 02, 2018
The new federal spending levels approved by President Donald Trump include a $2.6 billion boost for the U.S. Department of Education. But what's the story behind that number?
March 27, 2018
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee, told the Associated Press he is "not a big fan" of giving teachers firearms to protect their schools.
March 26, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is frustrated with Congress and it appears to be mutual. But she's hardly the first secretary to clash with lawmakers in her own party.
March 23, 2018
President Donald Trump signed into law spending legislation that provides a significant funding increase for the U.S. Department of Education.
March 22, 2018
Congress has rebuffed President Donald Trump's proposed budget cut for fiscal 2018, and instead wants to spend $70.9 billion on the Education Department. But don't read too much into that number.
March 21, 2018
The omnibus spending bill rejects the Trump administration's request to eliminate funding for educator development and after-school programs. It rejects virtually all of the administration's school choice proposals.
March 20, 2018
"President Trump is committed to reducing the federal footprint in education, and that is reflected in this budget," Secretary of Education DeVos told members of a key House subcommittee.
March 18, 2018
On Tuesday morning, DeVos will pitch the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education to the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees federal money for K-12.
March 14, 2018
The bill passed the House exactly one month after 17 students and staff were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.