Legislative Action Team Advisory

Monday, December 19, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005 10:00 PM

The House has adjourned but the funding for the Department of Education, budget issues, and funding for Katrina are still not finished. The Senate has to act. The Senate leadership has decided to try voting on a funding plan for ED as their last vote, most likely because they don't have the votes. Many are calling the Senate and still pushing for higher funding levels for critical programs like Title I and others. Even Start, for example, is still on the chopping block.

The Katrina issue is also still pending. The House put significant funds into supporting private schools, while the earlier compromise was to provide support to students. This is a big change and one many are calling their Senators about.

If you want to voice an opinion, call 202-224-3121 – the Capitol Switchboard – and ask for your Senator's office.


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