FY 2019 Conference Agreement: Education and Labor
Appropriators from the House and Senate released a compromise bill (H.R. 6157) to combine full-year appropriations for Defense and Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (LHHS) with a continuing resolution (CR) for all remaining programs that extends until December 7, 2018. The Senate has adopted the agreement and the House is expected to vote on it in the coming days. Budget Brief 18-14 summarizes the CR portion of the bill.
This brief summarizes provisions in the LHHS bill that affect Department of Education (ED) and Department of Labor (DOL) programs. Provisions affecting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be addressed in Budget Brief 18-16. Proposed funding for major grant programs under both the CR and the LHHS bill is included in Table 1 at the end of this brief.
Correction: Rather than limiting state Wagner-Peyser Employment Services administrative funding to 20%, the agreement rejected the limitation.