Post Tagged with: "Federal Budget"

Trump Budget Seeks to Slash Education Funds

Budgets are a statement of priorities. And, from the budget he sent to Congress last week, President Trump’s priorities are a big boost in military spending, a wall, deep cuts in domestic programs and years of trillion-dollar deficits. Public education clearly is not a priority. In fact, President Trump calls on Congress to cut the Department of Education’s budget by a […]

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Take Action: Fund Our Future

Take Action: Fund Our Future

As principals we know that virtually no institution rivals the importance of America’s public schools to our communities, economy and democracy. They bring neighbors together, set students on paths of opportunity and instill a spirit of civic engagement in each new generation. Yet, over the past decade, we have witnessed a ruthless campaign, at every level of government, to gut […]

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President Diann Woodard Responds to US Congress Spending Bill Agreement

Late Tuesday evening Congressional leaders agreed to a $1.1 Trillion deal to keep most government programs funded through September 2015. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the measure later this week. In response to the agreement, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “We are pleased that Congress came together to do the necessary hard work […]

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Trumka Cool to Final Federal Budget Blueprint

WASHINGTON —AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a cool reception to Congress’ 2-year federal budget blueprint that at least provided a temporary truce in the GOP-inspired fiscal wars that roiled the government.  And the American Federation of Government Employees panned the budget pact, too. Lawmakers passed and Democratic President Barack Obama signed the blueprint, which sets spending at $1.012 trillion for […]

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