Secretary King to Testify Before House Appropriations Subcommittee on FY 2017 Budget Proposal

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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will testify Tuesday in Washington before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on the Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for education.

The request focuses on three major priorities: advancing equity and excellence for all students; expanding support for teachers and school leaders; and improving access, affordability, and student outcomes in postsecondary education.

The plan would provide $69.4 billion in discretionary funding, a 2 percent increase over the 2016 appropriation. The budget supports the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which embraces many of the reforms the Administration has long supported to improve outcomes for all students.