Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Lawmakers Strike Deal on Education Spending, Omit Ban on Money for Guns


September 17, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education would get a $581 million increase in total funding, and programs for special education, career and technical education, and charter schools would also get more money, through a spending deal struck by lawmakers Thursday.

A conference committee of House and Senate members who oversee education agreed to set department spending at nearly $71.5 billion for the upcoming fiscal year 2019 budget. If signed into law by President Donald Trump, it would be the second straight year that Congress agreed to boost the department's budget.


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