Legislative Update

The House Labor HHS Education Appropriations Subcommittee will meet to consider its funding bill for Fiscal Year 2018. 
 
Based on the available summary (link attached), it appears that the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee proposes to fund Career, Technical and Adult Education programs at $170,686,000 the same as last year. A breakdown of funding within this category is not yet available. The summary also freezes Adult Education National Activities at $13.7 million. The bill proposes to cut funds for the DOL employment and training Administration by $1.5 billion below last year's level.  
 
A link to the bill is at the bottom of the Overview at HERE.
 
The House Bill rescinds $3.3 billion of the "Pell Grant surplus." This means that the Subcommittee is using reserve Pell Grant funds to mitigate the impact of cuts it would otherwise have to make to stay within its budget allocation.
 
This is just the next step in a long process that will continue to play out for the next several months. 
 
The Full Appropriations Committee may consider this bill as early as next week. The Senate timetable has not yet been announced.
   
We aren't out of the woods yet. We need to continue to Educate and Elevate.