Education A Washington Roundup

Senate Approves Budget Resolution

By Michelle R. Davis — March 21, 2006 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

The Senate last week approved a nonbinding, $2.8 trillion budget resolution favored by Republicans for the 2007 federal fiscal year, which would provide a mostly symbolic spending blueprint for Congress.

The overall spending blueprint was approved 51-49 in the Senate late on March 16.

Earlier in the day, senators voted 73-27 to increase spending plans by $7 billion in areas that include education and health care through an amendment proposed by Sens. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman and ranking minority member, respectively, of the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. The extra money would restore funding to education programs to fiscal year 2005 levels.

Also last week, the Senate rejected a separate amendment to the budget resolution from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the ranking minority member on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, that would have increased maximum Pell Grants awards and restored a host of education programs that President Bush has proposed for elimination in his fiscal 2007 budget proposal.

A version of this article appeared in the March 22, 2006 edition of Education Week

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Student Well-Being Webinar
When SEL Curriculum Is Not Enough: Integrating Social-Emotional Behavior Supports in MTSS
Help ensure the success of your SEL program with guidance for building capacity to support implementation at every tier of your MTSS.
Content provided by Illuminate Education
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Teaching Profession Webinar
Professional Wellness Strategies to Enhance Student Learning and Live Your Best Life
Reduce educator burnout with research-affirmed daily routines and strategies that enhance achievement of educators and students alike. 
Content provided by Solution Tree
English-Language Learners Webinar The Science of Reading and Multilingual Learners: What Educators Need to Know
Join experts in reading science and multilingual literacy to discuss what the latest research means for multilingual learners in classrooms adopting a science of reading-based approach.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 15, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 8, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: June 1, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 11, 2022
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read