Appropriations Update

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Appropriations Update

On July 28, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its proposed Democratic fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding bills. This means that we now have both the House and Senate proposals for FY23. Before we get into the numbers, it’s important to note that these are the Democratic proposals and the negotiated bipartisan bills may lead to significantly lower funding than the democrat-only bills.

Here are the proposed numbers for Title I and IDEA:

 

President’s Proposal

House

Senate

Title I

$36.5 billion (includes a proposal for $16 billion to be included as mandatory spending)

$20.5 billion (+$3 billion from FY22)

 

$20.1 billion (+2.6 billion from FY22)

IDEA

$16.26 billion (+3 billion from FY22

$16.26 billion (+3 billion from FY22)

$15.3 billion (+1.98 billion from FY22)

 The House left for August recess before passing the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill. Although it is possible the House passes the bill once they return, it’s far more likely that the next action on FY23 appropriations will be a congressional vote to extend current FY22 funding for a period into FY23.

The Senate does not leave for August recess until next week but is not expected to take further action on appropriations as all attention is on a possible reconciliation package.