July 21, 2010
House leaders appear poised to acquiesce to the reality that the Senate lacks the votes to include funding for domestic priorities, such as saving K-12 teacher jobs and filling the Pell Grant shortfall, in the fiscal year 2010 emergency supplemental spending bill that is being considered on Capitol Hill. The supplemental spending bill is primarily intended to provide necessary funds for military efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as for disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and Haiti. Fiscal conservatives object to adding funds to the supplemental for domesitic priorities that are not paid-for by cuts elsewhere.
House leaders are now looking for other legislation to attach the education spending to… However, with their month-long recess now less than two weeks away, it’s unlikely that the situation will be quickly resolved.