The method for funding federal programs can seem extremely convoluted to the casual observer. This brief guide is designed for non-experts as an overview of the federal budget and appropriations process and terminology.
June 19, 2019
The House has passed a $982.8 billion minibus spending package that appropriates funding for four separate FY 2020 spending bills, including the one for Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education.
On behalf of 31 other higher education associations, ACE President Ted Mitchell sent this letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) offering strong support for H.R. 2740, a minibus bill providing FY 2020 appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and three other departments.
March 18, 2019
Letter from the Student Aid Alliance to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, asking that the statutory budget caps for FY 2020 and FY 2021 be substantially increased to avoid deep cuts to nondefense discretionary spending.
March 11, 2019
ACE President Ted Mitchell released a statement on the White House's proposed FY 2020 budget urging Congress to reject cuts and continue trend of increasing funding for student aid and biomedical research.
President Trump today delivered his first budget request under a divided government, and the proposed cuts to higher education and other domestic programs are expected to face strong resistance in Congress.
May 1, 2019
A House appropriations subcommittee has approved a bill that would increase spending for the Education Department by $4.4 billion for FY 2020, matching requests made by the higher education community in March.
January 7, 2019
The dispute over border wall funding is impacting federal research and generating more uncertainty for Dreamers.
Accessibility & disability issues; budget & appropriations; federal policy; federal student aid; legislative issues; privacy; technology; teacher preparation
Research policy & funding; federal policy; international students; immigration; legislative issues
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