Members of Congress don't return to Washington until Sept. 8 and will have just 10 legislative days to find a path forward on the fiscal 2016 federal budget.
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August 04, 2015
June 25, 2015
Democrats on the committee unsuccessfully attempted to restore funding for a host of education programs that were eliminated or gutted in the Senate appropriations bill.
June 24, 2015
The bill would slash $2.8 billion in education funding, even as a larger debate looms over whether Congress will strike a deal to avert across-the-board funding cuts.
June 23, 2015
The fiscal 2016 spending proposal would slash funding for a slew of programs and eliminate about 10, including Investing in Innovation, Preschool Development Grants, and Striving Readers.
June 23, 2015
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill requiring districts to notify parents of their right to opt their children out of standardized exams.
June 17, 2015
The subcommittee markup is the first to occur in more than three years, as Congress has been dysfunctional in its ability to draft fiscal year spending bills.
June 16, 2015
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.
June 10, 2015
Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wisc., is expected to announce his presidential candidacy really, really soon. So exactly what might his education platform be? And how have his policies played out in Wisconsin?
May 07, 2015
The blueprint locks in current funding levels and sets the course for future cuts, but the president has vowed to veto appropriations bills that hew to sequestration levels.
March 26, 2015
Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.