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Vote on short-term funding bill pushed to next week
Due to the new debate about the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the House delayed expected action this week on a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding bill to keep the government running after September 30, when the current fiscal year ends. The House is now expected to act Tuesday or Wednesday, with the Senate to follow suit by the end of next week; both chambers may then adjourn until after the mid-term elections.
The CR will essentially continue funding at existing levels, and is likely to contain no controversial policy provisions and run until Dec 11 or 12. The final FY2015 funding bill will be deferred until the lame duck session or beyond. Looking ahead, any final bill should aim to prioritize core formula grant programs like Title I and IDEA that provide targeted help for the students most in need.
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Issues for the 113th Congress:
- Child Nutrition
- ConnectED Initiative/E-rate
- DREAMers/Immigration Reform
- Early Childhood Education
- Education Funding
- Educator Tax Relief
- Higher Education/Student Loans
- IDEA Full Funding
- Pension Protection
- School Safety/Gun Violence Prevention
- Social Security