Education Groups Call on Congress To Raise Debt Ceiling, Avoid Education Cuts

April 20, 2023

Today, AASA joined four national education organizations in a letter address to the House Appropriations Committee. The letter weighs in on FY24 appropriations process as well as responds to the House GOP proposal for raising the debt ceiling. AASA was joined on the letter by Association of Educational Service Agencies, National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Rural Education Association and National Rural Education Advocacy Consortium.  Read the full letter here.

The debt ceiling proposal, released on Wednesday by Speaker McCarthy, would cap discretionary spending at FY22 levels until 2033, with an allowance of 1% growth per year. A return to FY22 spending levels would mean a $850 million reduction in Title I.