Congress Delays Federal Spending Decisions Through Early 2022
Yesterday, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that keeps the federal government operating at Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 spending levels through February 18. The federal government has been operating under a CR since Congress missed its initial deadline to finalize FY 2022 spending on September 30. This new extension is intended to provide appropriators with the time they need to negotiate top-line spending levels and come to an agreement on spending details.
Congress’ inability to act in a timely manner on FY 2022 has created a sense of frustration at a time when historic increases, including a proposed 41 percent increase for programs operated through the U.S. Department of Education, remain unfinalized.
Last month, CEC President Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D., sent a letter to appropriators urging them to finalize FY 2022 and maintain the proposed increases to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Please join us in sending your own letter to Congress and sharing our action alert widely. To participate, go here.