Accord On Appropriations

Career College Central summary:

  • Congressional budget negotiators reached an agreement on funding levels for individual federal programs that would increase spending on the National Institutes of Health and student aid programs.
  • The accord, which would finance the federal government through through September, restores many — but not all — of last year’s across-the-board budget reductions to scientific research and campus-based aid. Advocates for higher education and research funding described the proposal as a mixed bag.
  • House and Senate appropriators have been negotiating over how to allocate money across government programs since mid-December, when Congress passed a broad budget bill setting top-line funding levels.
  • The legislation unveiled Monday by the two chairs of the appropriations committees is a lengthy proposal that lays out specific funding priorities and directs federal agencies on how to spend their money.

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