Congress Reaches Education Funding Agreement for FY 2019

On Friday, September 14, Congress reached a bicameral conference committee agreement for their Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending package for FY 2019.  This “minibus,” H.R. 6157, would provide in total $71.4…

Perkins Reauthorization Becomes Law

Congress Passes and President Trump Signs Career and Technical Education Bill The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is thrilled to report the passage and long overdue reauthorization of the…

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NAfME Hill Day 2018 Recap

Thanks to impassioned advocacy from committed NAfME members, Hill Day 2018 was a resounding success. Over 300 delegates representing Federated MEA leadership and collegiate chapters from across the nation shared…

Senate Releases Labor, HHS, Education Bill for FY 2019

Last week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee released their Labor-HHS-Education bill for Fiscal Year 2019. In total, the bill would provide $179.3 billion in discretionary spending, which includes $71.4 billion…

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House Releases Labor, HHS, Education Bill for FY 2019

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released their Labor-HHS-Education bill for Fiscal Year 2019. In total, the bill would provide $177.1 billion in discretionary spending, which…

DeVos Testifies on the Hill

DeVos Testifies on the Hill  On May 22nd, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos found herself defending the Trump Administration’s education priorities on Capitol Hill. She faced criticism from House Democrats on…