|The following is the Consortium of State School Boards Association’s (COSSBA) most recent federal education report.
May 8, 2023, Weekly Report
Headlines for this edition include:
Federal Budget Update: With only three weeks left to extend the federal government’s debt ceiling, the House of Representatives is proceeding with its budget proposal for FY2023-24. House Appropriations Chair Rep. Kay Grainger (R-TX) has listed dates throughout May and June that the subcommittees and the committee will mark up the budget bill.
While Chairwoman Granger provided a schedule for action, she hasn’t shared when subcommittee leaders might know how much money they have to allocate to the agencies and programs under their purview. Even so, it is presumed that the discretionary total for all the bills will be the $1.471 trillion level set in the debt ceiling and spending cut bill House Republicans passed last week. The cut to most non-defense funding, including money dispersed by the Department of Education, would be 22%.