The U.S. Congress voted to raise the budget caps last week thanks to the many advocates including CEC members who contacted their members of Congress. Thank you for your advocacy. Your voice made a difference!
The bill eliminates most of the harmful sequester caps for nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 and FY 2017, thereby providing room for critically important investments in education programs including special and gifted education, through appropriations.
We need your voice AGAIN! Please go to CEC’s Legislative Action Center and send a letter to your members of Congress and tell them to increase the FY 2016 Appropriations for IDEA programs, JAVITS, Gifted and Talented programs and the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER).
Our window of opportunity is short. The continuing resolutions ends on December 11, 2015. Congress will be developing an appropriations bill in November. Write your members of Congress Today!