At a press conference in the White House yesterday, President Obama called on Congress to act quickly to delay the automatic, across-the-board cuts through sequestration. If Congress and the Administration are unable to reach an agreement to fix the sequester before March 1, federal funding for Perkins—along with most other education and workforce training programs—will be drastically reduced; impacting the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:07:54 PM
On Wednesday, the House passed the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 by a 141 vote margin, temporarily averting a government default for three months. The bill suspends the federal debt ceiling —a cap on the government’s overall borrowing limit—until May 18.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:57:44 PM
On Monday, the White House Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to Congress informing the House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request will not be ready by the February 4 deadline. The White House is required under federal law to submit a budget to Congress every year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:52:37 PM
The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives recently announced new committee assignments for the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. The Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee oversees annual funding for Department of Education programs, including Perkins.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:24:47 PM
On January 1, the House passed on a 257-167 vote the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R.8). The legislation affirms the Senate’s approval (89-8) of the fiscal cliff deal which came earlier in the day. However, the legislation only temporarily shelves the across-the-board sequester budget cuts until March 1.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:13:19 PM
With only days to go before the country reaches the end-of-the-year fiscal cliff, there are some signs of hope that a deal might be within reach. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the House of Representatives will be called back into session on Sunday—both President Obama and the Senate have already returned to Washington—for a last ditch effort to reach a deal in the final hours of 2012.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:12:30 PM
In the closing days of the 112th Congress, President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a stalemate over the looming fiscal cliff.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:11:45 PM
With only three weeks left in the 112th Congress and less than a month to go before the deadline for the “fiscal cliff,” the White House and congressional leaders have made little progress in addressing the expiring tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to discretionary programs known as sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:07:50 PM