Congress and White House agree to two-year budget dealScott Rothschild
Last week, the Senate passed a two-year, $2.7 trillion budget agreement. The measure increases overall spending by $320 billion over the next two years and lifts the debt ceiling until 2021. The deal includes an aggregate $57 billion increase for non-defense programs, including education.The package is expected to be signed by the president. With the new budget deal in place, the Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to begin making significant progress on the fiscal year 2020 during September and October. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) will strongly encourage Senate appropriators to follow the House’s lead in approving significant new education investments. Follow KASB’s News Briefs and social media accounts for updates and talking points.