Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget, which proposes to slash nearly every education investment made by the federal government. It passed by a vote of 228-191. See how your Members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted here.

See how this budget would hurt federal programs in which children and working families rely, such as food stamps, Head Start and Medicaid, here.

See charts from the National Education Association with state-by-state data on the funding cuts and jobs impacted in FY 13 and FY 14 of three major programs for children.

While the Senate does not intend to vote on the Republican budget resolution passed in the House, this sets the stage for yet another budget battle this year between the two legislative chambers. Cuts will almost definitely will be taken from the Department of Education budget. The only questions remaining is how large these cuts will be and at what point during the 2012-13 school year they will be realized?

Previous NAESP coverage of the House actions on Ryan’s FY 2013 budget can be found here.



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