Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Senate Subcommittee Passes Education Funding Bill

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education passed by voice vote its FY2010 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education spending bill at $163.1 billion.

The Senate Subcommittee bill is $2.4 billion more than the House bill.

The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the bill later this week, but Senate floor consideration is unlikely until September.

The Senate bill is $7.6 billion over last year’s funding level and more than what President Obama requested.

The bill maintains the maximum Pell Grant at $4,860; combined with the mandatory funding of $690 for the Pell Grant program, this equals a $5,550 maximum.

The Subcommittee has not disclosed all of the funding levels within the bill, but will release the funding numbers during the full committee’s consideration.

For more information, visit: http://appropriations.senate.gov.

In other significant news, the House will not consider H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, before they adjourn for the August Congressional recess.

The House will likely consider the bill in early September.

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