Articles about "Budget"

Dec 11, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate both passed a bill on Thursday extending federal funding at current levels for an additional two weeks, averting a government shutdown Friday.  The bill passed mostly along party lines in the Hou...

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Nov 13, 2017

The short-term spending deal passed in September, which keeps the federal government funded at fiscal year (FY) 2017 levels and temporarily raises the debt ceiling, expires on December 8th. The long list of legislative priorities Congress p...

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Jul 24, 2017

The House Committee on Appropriations advanced a bill this week that would provide funding for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for fiscal year (FY) 2018.  The legislation passed through the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Serv...

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Jul 18, 2017

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a meeting yesterday to mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2018 funding bill for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education (ED), and L...

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Jun 12, 2017

In a hearing before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Tuesday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was called to defend the budget proposal put forth for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) by President Trump for fiscal year (FY) 2018. ...

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May 30, 2017

The Trump Administration released its more detailed proposal for the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget on Tuesday – a supplement to the President’s “skinny” budget issued in March.  Funding for K-12 and higher education would face significant cu...

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May 25, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

The President’s FY 2018 budget for education

 

President Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget disinvests in education along the entire continuum, cutting federal support for preschoolers, students in elementary s...

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Mar 21, 2017

Early Thursday, the Trump Administration released its so-called “skinny” budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which begins on October 1st.  The proposal outlines broad budget requests rather than offering a detailed description of the Admi...

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Mar 16, 2017

Thursday March 16, 2017

 

  

Dear CEF Members:

 

 

This morning at 7am the President released the outline of his fiscal year 2018 budget (also attached) – a so-called “skinny” budget that has only discretionary totals for agencies and...

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Mar 16, 2017

AMERICA FIRST

 

Beginning a New Chapter of American Greatness

 

 

A MESSAGE TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

 

The American people elected me to fight for their priorities in Washington, D.C. and deliver on my promise to protect...

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Feb 29, 2016

A lot of the coverage of the federal fiscal 2016 budget approved last week dealt with how much, and how much more, various K-12 programs will get. But one thing you may have missed about the budget deal is how it impacts the timeline for th...

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Feb 12, 2016

President Obama submitted his eighth and final budget request to Congress on Tuesday, which outlines the Administration’s suggested funding levels for various programs in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017.  The request includes a modest 2% incr...

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Oct 30, 2015

Shortly before he resigned his position as Speaker of the House, Representative John Boehner (R-OH) secured passage of a budget deal which will avoid the possibility of default for the next two years and increase caps on federal government ...

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Sep 11, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently released some additional training materials on implementation of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) uniform grant guidance (UGG).  These materials include PowerPoint presentations on...

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Sep 04, 2015

For all federal funds awarded on or after December 26, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) uniform grant guidance (codified at 2 CFR Part 200) applies new administrative rules, cost principles, and audit requirements on all ...

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May 15, 2015

Early last week the Senate voted to pass a budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2016, allowing appropriators to move forward with drafting bills that will set out individual program-level spending.
 
The budget discussion is only the first ...

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Feb 07, 2015

This week, President Barack Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 budget request.  Though it will be tough to find support in the newly Republican-controlled Congress, he is still asking for a sizeable increase for the U.S. Department of Educ...

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Jul 11, 2014

This week's legislative issues to be updated and a report of interest to the Title I community.

 

Workforce Investment Opportunity Act passed the House and has been sent to the President for his signature. The measure has been awaiting...

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Jun 19, 2014

The Legislation blog from June 13 provided a list of education policy actions and activities that may or may not occur in the Congress.  This blog will provide an interpretative mosaic of those individual data points.   The most immediate...

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Jun 13, 2014

On June 12th, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities  issued the following press release outlining the US Department of Agriculture's decision to extend the deadline for Community Eligibili...

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Apr 12, 2014

On April 11th, the House of Representatives passed the Ryan Budget Resolution by a vote of 219 to 205.  All the Democrats voted against it plus 12 Republicans.  The measure outlines a ten-year budget process that would reduce the federal de...

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Apr 05, 2014

Congressional discussions on funding for the upcoming fiscal year (FY 15/SY 15-16) are occurring in several committees.  The initial stage of the Congressional funding process is the budget.  The budget process sets overall spending targets...

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The Obama Administration’s budget is as much a policy document as it is a funding set of guidelines.  While this is considered the hallmark of a good budget document, sometimes more time is spent on the money side, and not enough on the pol...

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Today – March 4th the president sent to Congress his budget proposal for FY 2015.  He made the announcement at a DC area elementary school.  In his budget he proposes to expand funding for education by focusing on several themes that were i...

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Dec 11, 2013

The new House-Senate Budget deal accomplished several key items.  First, it provides the appropriators with an amount of money to allocate to the 12 subcommittees (the subcommittee for the Departments of Labor/Health and Human Services/Educ...

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Dec 10, 2013

The House-Senate Budget Committee has been rumored to be near a deal for several weeks. They have until this Friday, December 13th to complete their work of setting an overall spending level. This will then become the overall allocation lev...

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Nov 27, 2013

The Committee for Education Funding is reporting that the House Senate Joint Budget committee chairs are essentially working on a budget deal that would cover three years.  They are discussing the possibility of replacing some of the previo...

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Nov 18, 2013

November 16 -- Activity in Congress is a study in contrasts in process with areas having high levels of action followed by sudden stops, while other areas are moving from event to event without completing any action.  Yet completing a proce...

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