The House paved the way to a historic investment in our nation’s students, educators and schools by passing H.R. 4502, which includes the FY2022 appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Overall, U.S. Department of Education funding would increase by 41 percent next year—the biggest percentage increase for any agency. Key elements of the bill include a $19.5 billion increase for Title I programs, a $400 increase in the maximum Pell Grant, a $3.1 billion boost for special education, and $443 million for full-service community schools—far above the $30 million provided this year.
Urge your senators to support the education funding levels for FY2022 approved by the House.