November 3, 2014
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 investments in education. An omnibus bill would reflect the important work done by your committees and honor the bipartisan budget agreement reached by the two chambers in 2013. A long term Continuing Resolution (CR) would abdicate Congress’s responsibility to make program-by-program funding decisions and provide necessary guidance to the Administration in implementing programs in FY 2015. In addition, a long-term CR would deny children, students, schools and colleges the opportunity to benefit from the kind of targeted funding increases contained in the bill approved by the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee or proposed in the Labor-HHS-Education bill released by Representative Rosa DeLauro.
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