The cuts have been panned from Washington to Winooski for dealing a devastating blow to families’ to access quality education, from pre-K to college and the programs in between, for working families and the nation’s most vulnerable people.
Leahy, the Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said: “The best way to create a ‘foundation for greatness,’ as the Trump budget claims to do, is to invest in our future through our schools and our children.
The cuts to education at every level will have devastating consequences for students in Vermont and across the nation.
Vermonters know that education shapes the future of our children, our communities and the nation, and I will press to make education the budget priority that it must be.” The proposal would reduce total federal education spending by more than 13 percent, or $9 billion.
As Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Leahy will have a leading role in the negotiations and debate over the annual appropriations bills, which will ultimately determine the level of funding for the Department of Education.