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Congress Passes Another Week-Long Extension to Finalize FY 2021 Spending

Today, Congress passed a one-week continuing resolution (CR) that will extend federal spending at the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 level. The move allows Congress until December 18 to finalize FY 2021 spending or to pass another CR.

Federal education spending is among the decisions that still need to be finalized.

CEC has joined colleagues in advocating for increased funding in FY 2021 for a broad spectrum of education programs that impact the education system, and has specifically advocated for the following:

  • No less than $14 billion for IDEA Part B
  • $975 million for IDEA Part C
  • $684 million for IDEA Part B Section 619
  • $254 million for IDEA Part D
  • $70 million for the National Center for Special Education Research
  • $32 million for the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented grants program

Action Alert

Please join CEC and thousands of your fellow members by writing your own letter to lawmakers urging them to make meaningful investments in the programs that support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with exceptionalities.

We have made it easy for you: click here to go to CEC’s new Legislative Action Center, where you can use our template to join your colleagues to urge lawmakers to invest their federal dollars wisely.

Take action

Posted:  11 December, 2020

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