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Founded in 1969, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) and its 80 member organizations have worked toward the common goal of achieving adequate federal support for our nation's education system. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, CEF is America's largest education coalition, reflecting the broad spectrum of the education community.
  • Letters to Congress

    Dear Representative

    April 8, 2014 Dear Representative: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 114 national education associations and institutions representing early learning to postgraduate education, writes to express our strong opposition to H. Con. Res. 96, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Resolution as reported by the Budget Committee. This budget would devastate funding …

    Dear Budget Committee Member

    April 1, 2014 Dear Budget Committee Member: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 114 national education associations and institutions representing early learning to postgraduate education, writes to express our strong opposition to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Resolution as introduced by Chairman Ryan. This budget would devastate funding for education and …

    Dear Representative

    December 11, 2013 The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 111 national education associations and institutions representing preschool to postgraduate education, is writing to express our support for the Senate Amendment (the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2013) to H.J. Res. 59.  While the BBA is not ideal since it fails to fully …

    Senate Sequester Bills

    February 28, 2013 Dear Senator: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 106 national education associations and institutions from birth to postgraduate education, writes in support of S. 388, the American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013 and in opposition to S. 16, to provide flexibility to the Administration to determine where the …

    Letter to Representative Eric Cantor

    November 7, 2012 Dear Republican Colleague: This election was filled with good news, and bad news. The good news is that the American people responded to two years of House Republican leadership by sending us back with a strong majority. It is clear that our efforts to improve the economy and create the conditions for …

    Education is not welfare

    Dear Senator Sessions: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 99 education associations and institutions from PreK to postgraduate education, is writing to express our astonishment and deep disappointment with your recent statement equating federal funding for critical education programs as welfare (Sessions Comments On Congressional Report Showing Welfare Is Single Largest Federal …

    Senate Budget Resolutions

    May 15, 2012 Dear Senator: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 95 education associations and institutions from birth to postgraduate education, is writing to express our strong opposition to several proposed Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolutions that will be voted on tomorrow. H. Con. Res. 112, the House-passed Budget Resolution would severely …

    Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012

    May 9, 2012 Dear Representative: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 95 education associations and institutions from birth to postgraduate education, writes in strong opposition to the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, reported from the Budget Committee, and to the overall approach to sequestration contained in the House-passed Budget Resolution (H. …

    302b FY 2013 letter

    March 16, 2012   The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye                                                  The Honorable Thad Cochran Chairman                                                                                                 Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations                                                       Committee on Appropriations U.S. Senate                                                                                             U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510                                                                     Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Harold Rogers                                                      The Honorable Norm Dicks Chairman                                                                                                 Ranking Member Committee on Appropriations                                                       Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives                                                      U.S. House of Representatives …

    PASS the FIX AMERICA’S SCHOOLS ACT, S. 1597

    December 2, 2011 PASS the FIX AMERICA’S SCHOOLS ACT, S. 1597  Dear Senator:  The following 173 organizations are writing to support the Fix America’s Schools Today (FAST) Act, S.1597.  Modernizing schools and community colleges in local communities will create better learning environments for students and generate much needed jobs.  The FAST Act will invest resources …