House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Passes Legislation to Cut Dept. of Education Budget by 2 Percent

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Passes Legislation to Cut Dept. of Education Budget by 2 Percent

July 6, 2016

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies passed legislation that would cut the U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget by $1.3 billion overall, or nearly 2 percent. The bill includes $1 billion for Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (ESSA’s big block grant), $500 million above the President’s budget request, for grants that provide flexible funds to states and school districts to expand access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions, and improve the use of technology.