Senate Sets Higher Funding Level for Education
June 27, 2013
Sets Higher Funding Level for Education
the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
funding level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for the departments of Labor,
Health and Human Services, and Education. From the $165 billion total, the
committee will now divide up funding for individual programs like Perkins.
appropriators approved their allocation in late May, which is 26 percent below the Senate at only $121
billion. The level is so low because the House set an overall discretionary
funding total that is $91 billion below the Senate— an $18 billion reduction
from the current FY 2013 level. The House budget also shifts all the burden of
the sequester cuts from defense programs to non-defense programs, including funding
for education and workforce development.
result of the large difference between the House and Senate funding
allocations, the two chambers will likely produce radically different appropriations
bills. The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to begin consideration
of the FY 2014 Perkins funding bill the week of July 8. Tell your Senators and
Representative that it’s time to make investing in CTE a priority!