On November 17, the White House requested $44 billion in additional supplemental disaster relief funding, including $1.2 billion for an education recovery fund. The supplemental proposal is partially offset with a rescission of $3.9 million from the Pell Grant surplus.
On November 15, the House passed H.R. 4174, the “Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2017” by voice vote.
On November 14, the White House announced the nomination of Alex Azar to be the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary.
On November 15, Acting Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Jason Botel announced that states that submitted their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans in the fall should anticipate receiving feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (USED) in the next two weeks.
Budget and Appropriations
White House Requests Additional Disaster Funding; Pell Grant Surplus to Partially Offset Cost: The White House sent a request to Congress for $44 billion in additional supplemental disaster relief funding to support hurricane recovery efforts, including $1.2 billion for an education recovery fund. The funding request includes a proposal to rescind $3.9 million from the […]