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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