Budget Plan in Senate Would Restore Bush’s College, Voc. Ed. Cuts
Suggesting the difficulty President Bush may face in getting Congress to trim education spending in the coming fiscal year, the Senate this month narrowly backed a Democratic measure adding $5.4 billion in such aid to a budget blueprint.
The amendment offered by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, which seeks to restore some of the White House’s proposed reductions to college and vocational education programs, among other items, passed the Republican-controlled chamber 51-49 on March 17. Six Republicans sided with Senate Democrats in favor of the measure.
“I am pleased by my amendment’s passage and the signal it sends that this Senate can come together and restore Bush’s education budget cuts,” Sen. Kennedy said in...
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