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SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1982, House bill would provide an additional $1.3 billion for the Guaranteed Student Loan program in fiscal 1982, and $4.65 million for administrative expenses in the Pell Grant program.

Hearings under way Reported Mar. 23 H Rep 97-469

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AUTHORIZATION FOR FISCAL 1983 (HR 5748). House bill would authorize $45 million for science-education programs.

Hearings under way Cleared by committee Apr.1

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, LABOR, AND HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FOR FISCAL 1983. The Administration proposes spending $9.95 billion for the Education Department, or $8.8 billion for the Foundation for Education Assistance if the Congress accepts a proposal to transfer several programs to other agencies. The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, in the Labor Department, would be replaced by a $1.8 billion block grant. The Head Start program, in the Department of Health and Human Services, would be funded at $912 million.

Hearings under way Hearings under way

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND OTHER AGENCIES FOR FISCAL 1983. The Administration proposes spending $96 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities and $100.9 million for the National Endowment for the Arts. No funds are requested for the Institute of Museum Services.

Hearings under way Hearings under way

APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FISCAL 1983. The Administration proposes spending $2.8 billion for child nutrition programs, including $452 million for school-lunch reimbursement. The proposal would eliminate the special milk program and the summer feeding program, consolidate the school-breakfast and child-care-feeding programs, and eliminate the nutrition-education-and-training program.

Hearings under way Hearings under way

APPROPRIATIONS FOR INDEPENDENT AGENCIES FOR FISCAL 1983. The Administration proposes spending $15 million for science-education programs in the National Science Foundation.

Hearings under way Hearings under way

VOCATIONAL AND ADULT EDUCATION BLOCK GRANT (S 2325). Administration bill, sponsored by Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), would consolidate 11 separate vocational and adult education programs into a $500 million block grant to states.

Referred to Labor and Human Resources Committee No Action

TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS (HR 5313, S 2024, S 2029). Bills would amend the Internal Revenue Service Code to prohibit the granting of tax-exempt status to schools that discriminate against students on the basis of race. The House Ways and Means Committee held hearings on HR 5313, sponsored by Barbar Conable Jr. (R-N.Y.). The Senate Finance Committee held hearings on S 2024 and S 2029, sponsored by Robert Dole (R-Kan.) and Jesse A. Helms (R-N.C.), respectively.

Hearings Concluded Hearings Concluded

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS (S 2107, HR 5176). Bills would extend the cutoff date for Social Security benefits to students from May 1 to Oct. 1 of this year. Would extend benefits for students who are currently high-school seniors throughout four years of college, and would require the Social Security Administration to notify recipients of changes in the benefit program. House bill is sponsored by Harold L. Volkmer (D-Mo.). Senate bill is sponsored by Carl Levin (D-Mich.), and 20 co-sponsors.

Referred to Finance Committee Referred to Subcommittee on Social Security

ANTI-BUSING AMENDMENTS TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AUTHORI ZATION (S 951). Senate-passed bill includes amendments that would restrict the use of school busing for desegregation. The Justice Department would be prohibited from bringing desegregation lawsuits that would include the remedy of busing; federal courts would be prohibited from ordering busing of students more than five miles or 15 minutes beyond a "neighborhood'' school; and the Justice Department would be permitted to participate in lawsuits that would overturn the remedy of busing in existing court desegregation orders. Sponsors are Jesse A. Helms (R-N.C.), J. Bennett Johnston (D-La.), and Howell Heflin (D-Ala.), respectively.

Passed Mar. 2 S Rep 97-94 Pending in Judiciary Committee

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING (HR 5320, S 2184, S 2036). House bill, sponsored by Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.), would provide $6 billion for employment and training programs. The bill was approved on April 1 by the Subcommittee on on Employment Opportunities, of which Representative Hawkins is chairman. S 2184, the Administration's bill, would provide a $1.8 billion block grant to states. S 2036, sponsored by Dan Quayle (R-Ind.), would provide $3.9 billion for employment and training programs.

Pending in Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity Pending in Education and Labor Committee

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CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL 1982 (P.L. 97-161). Joint resolution signed March 31 would continuing spending authority through September 30 for the Education Department and other federal agencies that have not received final appropriations for fiscal 1982. Education programs would be funded at approximately $13 billion.

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