Tag Archives: Budget

Congress Approves its 6th CR

Yesterday, the Senate passed its 6th short term continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government running through April 8. The Senate action follows Tuesday’s passage of the bill by the House, and came one day before the current CR is set to expire. The CR would cut federal spending by roughly $6 billion from the current level.  While the new ... Read More »

HHS Secretary to Testify about Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify before the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in Room 124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing can be viewed live via webcast from the Senate Appropriations page.  Additional information is available at: http://appropriations.senate.gov/news.cfm?method=news.view&id=16c07802-c2f8-4485-9315-640f25ea7a81 Read More »

US Department of Education budget highlights

We were recently invited to a conference call with the Department of Education, where we discussed the President’s 2010 budget for their department. We were part of a small group asked to participate and were able to learn, firsthand, about the Administration’s plan to: Make Pell grant funding mandatory. The maximum for the 2010-11 academic year would be $5,550. Restructure ... Read More »