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Founded in 1969, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) and its 118 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.

What’s Taking Center Stage

SAVE THE DATE!

Gala 2015 Save the Date

CEF’s “Education Matters” Briefing Materials

Click here to view photos and download the new briefs: Education Matters: Invest in Learning for Military Readiness, Invest in Learning for Health, Invest in Learning for Economic Prosperity, and Education Matters to Prevent Youth Violence

 

RELEASED MARCH 31!

CEF’s BUDGET BOOK:

“EDUCATION MATTERS:
INVESTING IN AMERICA’S FUTURE”

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL PDF!

TO VIEW THE PRESENTATION FROM THE BRIEFING, IT IS AVAILABLE BELOW.

CEF Book Cover

 

CEF briefing cover

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Click below to view the photos from our
2015 New Staff Reception!

 

President’s FY 2016 budget – resources and more (Updated Feb. 6)

CEF will be updating materials as they become available.
Visit our FY 2016 Budget Resource Center for more, including our FY 2016 education funding table and ED programs funding history.

 

Other posts…

 

 

  • Letters to Congress

    CEF’s Letter on HR 5 to Congress (Feb. 9)

    February 9, 2015 The Honorable John Kline Chairman House Education and the Workforce Committee The Honorable Bobby Scott Ranking Member House Education and the Workforce Committee Dear Chairman Kline and Ranking Member Scott: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 115 national education associations and institutions representing early learning to postgraduate education, writes …

    FY 15 Labor-HHS-ED CRomnibus Senate

    Click here to download the letter. December 12, 2014 Dear Senator: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 115 national education associations and institutions representing early learning to postgraduate education, is writing to express views on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. This bill makes clear the critical need …

    FY 15 Labor-HHS-ED CRomnibus

    Dear Representative: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 115 national education associations and institutions representing early learning to postgraduate education, is writing to express views on H.R. 83, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. This bill makes clear the critical need to raise the sequester cap for nondefense discretionary (NDD) …

    FY 2015 Omnibus

    November 3, 2014 [Chairs and Ranking Members listed in the full PDF]   Dear Chairs and Ranking Members: The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of 115 national education associations and institutions representing early learning to postgraduate education, urges you to finalize an omnibus appropriations bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 that provides needed …

    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 …