Budget & Appropriations

Early Learning & Care Programs See Sustained, Increased Funding in FY2019 House Appropriations Bill -

Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations convened to markup the FY2019 funding bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS). After considering upwards of 50 amendments, the full committee approved the bill by a vote of 30 – 22 along party lines. The L-HHS Subcommittee oversees funding for the core early childhood education (ECE) programs. In a year with tight caps on the 302(b) allocation, vital ECE … Read More

Bipartisan Vote in Senate Appropriations Committee Increases Early Learning Spending for FY2019 -

The Senate Appropriations Committee met today to consider the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS) spending bill for FY2019. With bipartisan support, the bill passed the full committee by a vote of 30 – 1. Both leaders of the full committee, Chairman Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Leahy (D-VT), commended the bipartisan process through which the L-HHS bill was written. L-HHS Subcommittee Chairman Blunt (R-MO) gave … Read More

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Prioritizes Early Learning and Care in its FY2019 Markup -

Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS) convened to markup the FY2019 bill, which includes appropriations for both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The subcommittee agreed to hold amendments until the full committee markup scheduled for Thursday, June 28th. FY2019 levels in the Senate bill would allocate the following … Read More

ECE Mentions in the House Appropriations Report for FY2019 -

Today the House Appropriations Committee released its report for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee’s (L-HHS) FY2019 appropriations bill. The report language gives insight into the committee’s accompanying bill, which includes appropriations for both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Consideration of the bill by the full committee, scheduled for June 26, has now been … Read More

Early Childhood Programs See Sustained or Increased Funding in House Appropriations Subcommittee Bill -

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) met to consider the FY2019 funding bill, which includes many of the core federal early childhood education programs. During the Subcommittee markup, the bill was approved by a voice vote, setting up consideration by the full Appropriations Committee as early as this week. The bill includes the following funding levels for early learning and care … Read More