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Congress Prepares Extension on Federal Spending- Your Voice is Needed Now

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This week, the Senate returned to Capitol Hill after an August in-state work period, and the House of Representatives is scheduled to return next week. At the top of the Congressional agenda will be action on Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations, with a September 30 deadline looming. Members and staff on Capitol Hill have begun openly discussing passing a continuing resolution (CR) that would extend existing funding through early December. This move would buy lawmakers more time to come to a bipartisan top-line agreement on spending so that appropriators can put together bills that reflect actual spending limits. It would also punt spending decisions until after the November midterm elections. 

Action Alert! While Congress buys itself more time to make final spending decisions, lawmakers and staff will be working furiously behind the scenes to ensure a final deal is struck by the end of the year. That means now is a critical time to weigh in on education spending. Please follow CEC’s simple action alert link to weigh in with your Congressional delegation. The next few months will be key to increasing spending for education.

To take action, go here and choose Urge Lawmakers to Support Special Education in FY 2023.

Posted:  9 September, 2022
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