Education Funding Bill Moving Through Congress
Congress last week advanced a fiscal year 2010 spending measure that would provide level funding for key education programs, even as lawmakers and the Obama administration weighed the prospect of a jobs package that could include new education aid for cash-strapped states and localities.
A House and Senate conference committee Dec. 8 approved a bill that would finance programs in the U.S. Department of Education at about $63.7 billion, a 2 percent increase over fiscal 2009, but a 0.7 percent decrease over the president’s request of $64.2 billion.
The House of Representatives voted 221-202 on Dec. 9...
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