Source: Education Week

The spending bill would provide about $71 billion to the Education Department for fiscal 2019, an increase of nearly $100 million from current spending levels in fiscal 2018. It rejects President Donald Trump’s push to make a significant overall cut to the department, shrink or eliminate several education programs, and direct more money to school choice initiatives.¬† Committee lawmakers adopted an amendment‚Ķthat maintained current funding levels of $90 million for the School Safety National Activities program. The original House bill introduced last month would have cut the program by $47 million.