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Early Ed Funding Through Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Resources that discuss the complicated and important information regarding early education funding. Starting now in the appropriations committee and then moving to the House and Senate for a vote. Big win for Early Education and Child Care. This list will continue to be updated as the bill moves along.

Info from Illinois Action For Children

Federal FY2014 Omnibus Bill On January 13 th, the US House Appropriations Committee released a federal fiscal year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill that would fund federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. The bill represents a bi-partisan agreement that has been negotiated between the parties to avoid another government shutdown and implementation of additional sequester cuts.

Public Policy Update | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

The re-opening of the government included a budget deal that reduced the impact of sequestration and required the Congress to pass appropriations bills for fiscal year 2014 by January 15. (There is a short extension of time until January 18.)

Last night, the appropriations committees published the omnibus (appropriations for multiple government agencies) bill and early childhood is a big winner – roughly $1.5 billion increase post-sequestration levels! We thank all of you for working so hard to fight the sequestration and to make early childhood a national funding priority, even in tight fiscal situation where the overall spending on Labor/Health and Human Services/Education programs remains below fiscal year 2013 levels. NAEYC thanks the House and Senate Appropriations Committee members for a bipartisan bill that invests in early childhood education access and quality.

Mikulski and Rogers Unveil Omnibus Spending Bill for FY2014

Senate Appropriations Chair Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and House Appropriations Chair Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY) introduced an Omnibus Spending bill for Fiscal Year 2014 on Monday night, searching for an end to years of partisan budget battles and averting another government shutdown. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 consolidates the 12 appropriations bills into a...

A Step Forward for Early Learning

Posted on January 14, 2014 | Congress has finally drafted a budget to cover all federal spending for FY 2014 - an omnibus appropriations bill - and thanks to the growing recognition of the importance of investing in high-quality early care and education, and tireless efforts by advocates, it includes significant increases in funding for early learning, despite a very austere budget context.

Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Government Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed the $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September. Obama signed the measure Friday, the day before federal funding was set to run out. He was joined at a conference center near the White House by aides who did much of the work negotiating it.

BAbies on the Omnibus

Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2014 Spending Bill

Raise a Brighter Future: Universal Pre-K

This webinar with Helen Blank, the Director of Child Care and Early Learning at the National Women's Law Center, will focus on the provisions of the Strong Start Act as well as the benefits of high quality prekindergarten and strong early learning experiences for children, their families, and the current as well as future economy.