Bush Signs Omnibus Bill Including Education Aid

Robelen, Erik W.
February 2004
Education Week;2/4/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 21, p25
The U.S. Department of Education finally has a new budget for fiscal 2004, almost four months late. The fiscal year began on October 1, 2003. President George W. Bush on January 23, 2004 signed an omnibus spending package that rolls together seven separate appropriations bills. The department's discretionary budget is $55.7 billion, an increase of $2.5 billion or almost 5 percent over the previous year. The House has approved the package in December 2003, but a Senate vote was delayed because of Democratic objections. It was ultimately approved on January 22 by a vote of 65-28.


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