June 30, 2010
House Democrats intend to bring a scaled back version of the FY10 supplemental spending bill to the floor by the end of this week, with aid to school districts to prevent teacher layoffs reduced from $23 billion to $10 billion. The teacher funding is intended to help prevent layoffs for 140,000 school employees next year. The latest draft also includes funding for Pell Grants to address an unanticipated current year shortfall but the amount was reduced to $4.95 billion from $5.7 billion in this latest version. The Senate version of the bill does not including funding for K-12 teachers or for Pell Grants.