ERIC Number: ED425136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-10
Reference Count: N/A
Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999.
Buehlmann, Michelle M.
This report describes the annual federal budget and appropriations process, which involves the President's budget request, Congress' Budget Resolution, and 13 appropriations bills by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The process involves reconciliation, which allows certain House and Senate authorizing committees to produce legislation making cost-reducing changes to programs under their jurisdiction, and rescissions, which allows the Congress and President to change their minds about earlier decisions. The fiscal year (FY) 1999 process started with the Presidents' budget request in February 1998. The House and Senate Budget Committees began working on the FY 1999 Budget Resolution. House Republicans had trouble bringing a Budget Resolution to the floor, and the 105th Congress failed to complete a Budget Resolution. Several Appropriations bills were not passed in time for FY 1999. Several continuing resolutions kept the government operating at FY 1998 funding levels while negotiations occurred on an Omnibus Appropriations bill, which would contain all unfinished bills in one piece of legislation. The FY 1999 District of Columbia Appropriations bill became a vehicle for considering contentious education issues. In October 1998, the Omnibus Appropriations bill was signed. The bill contains funding and authorizing language for the President's Class Size Reduction proposal and his America Reads initiative. A chart compares fiscal year 1998 appropriations, the President's funding request, Congressional requests, and the final fiscal year 1999 appropriations for selected education programs. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - General
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Sponsor: Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.