Dear Colleagues: This week marked National Teacher Appreciation Week- the annual celebration and recognition of teachers across the United States. In a statement, President Biden celebrated our nation’s teachers, stating : “Our Nation’s teachers are selfless, dedicated, and caring individuals who devote themselves to the well-being [...]
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Dear Colleagues: It was a busy and historic week in Washington as Members of Congress prepare to head back to home states and districts for the upcoming two week spring recess. On Thursday, the Senate confirmed the Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the [...]
Dear Colleagues: The Biden-Harris Administration FY2023 Budget Proposal is here and again provides substantial increases for education funding. Your voices are being heard! Biden- Harris Administration Unveils FY2023 Budget Proposal On Monday the White House unveiled the complete version of the Biden- Harris Administration’s full budget [...]
Dear Colleagues: We have received confirmation that the President will release his budget request on Monday, March 28th - signaling the official “kick-off” to the FY2023 appropriations season. Advocates are anxiously awaiting to see the line item requests for the Department of Education and will work [...]
Dear Colleagues: We are now hearing that the President’s budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2023 will likely be sent to Congress the last week of March or first week of April. The release of the budget signals the official “kick-off” for the FY 2023 [...]
Dear Colleagues, As we head into Congressional recess next week, behind the scenes things are heating up surrounding the passage of an FY22 appropriations bill which includes historic increases for education funding. The Senate passed a stop-gap funding measure on Thursday that, once signed by [...]
Dear Colleagues, Congress is one step closer to passing an FY22 appropriations bill which includes historic increases for education funding. Now is the time to urge your Members of Congress to maintain the proposed levels in the House passed education funding bill in the final [...]
Dear Colleagues, While it feels like there has been sand in the gears surrounding movement on FY22 appropriations and the Build Back Better Act- Congress may be on a path to more forward movement in the coming weeks. We expect there could be movement in [...]
Dear Colleagues: It was another busy week in Washington as lawmakers prepare for the congressional recess next week. Conversations are heating up behind the scenes surrounding FY22 appropriations and a new iteration of the Build Back Better Act. Advocacy work will be critical in the [...]
Dear Colleagues: The Senate adjourned for the long weekend on Thursday and postponed next week’s scheduled recess to the week of January 24th. The chamber will return on Tuesday to continue debate on voting and election legislation. Behind the scenes, conversations surrounding FY22 appropriations are [...]