President Clinton Urges Congress to Pass an Education Budget with the Right Priorities

President Clinton Urges Congress to Pass an Education Budget with the Right Priorities

Today, President Clinton will again urge Congress to come together in a bipartisan process and pass a budget that invests in education and other key priorities for America. Congressional Republicans today decided to set aside a bipartisan agreement on the education budget reached by the Administration and Congress this past weekend because of objections by special interests to strong worker safety laws. To date, there is no final education budget that funds school construction, smaller class size, afterschool learning opportunities, improved teacher quality and ensuring that failing schools are turned around. Nearly one month past the end of the fiscal year, Congress has passed nine extensions, but still has not completed a budget. President Clinton is now granting additional extensions one day at a time to ensure that Congress stays in town and completes its business by passing a tax bill for middle-class families, finishing a fiscally responsible budget that invests in education, and enacting other national priorities.

PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL URGE CONGRESS TO FINISH A BUDGET THAT INVESTS MORE AND DEMANDS MORE IN EDUCATION. In February, President Clinton and Vice President Gore sent Congress a balanced and fiscally responsible budget that makes investments in key priorities, such as education. So far, Congress has not acted on legislation to meet the full needs for:


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