Education a Priority in Spending DealMay 2, 2017 | :
by Carolyn Phenicie
The U.S. Department of Education would lose $1.2 billion under the bipartisan agreement reached Sunday to fund the government through the end of September. President Trump wanted to cut education spending by $9 billion.
Congress released the text of the bill, which, if approved by lawmakers, takes away the threat of a government shutdown.
The deal allocates a total of $68 billion for the Education Department.