LDA Legislative News – May 2017

raw][/raw] Congress Finalizes FY 2017 Spending Eight months into the current federal fiscal year (FY 2017), Congress has finally passed an omnibus spending bill.  At the same time, House and Senate appropriations committees already are deep in discussion on FY 2018, which begins on October 1, 2017.  The FY 2017 numbers are very close overall to the FY 2016 spending levels, with special education among accounts receiving a small increase.  This is significant, since the Department of Education had one of the largest decreases across the federal agencies. The FY 2017 bill provides $68.2 billion for the U.S. Department of… Read More »