The Federal Government is Open – So is a Window of Opportunity
Upcoming important dates include:
- The federal government is open and funding can resume for programs. However, the continuing resolution ends on January 15, 2014, at which time Congress has to pass appropriations bills or another continuing resolution to avoid another shutdown onJanuary 16. Unfortunately, the period until January 15 maintains the sequestration levels. Want to learn more about the federal budget process? Click here.
- The debt limit is extended until February 7, 2014.
- In addition, they have agreed to hold a House-Senate budget conference to discuss short- and long-term budget issues with recommendations to be submitted byDecember 13, 2013. Discussions will include sequestration, entitlement changes, revenues and potential new investments — our window of opportunity.
What does this mean for early childhood education?
What should early childhood advocates do now?
- Continue the momentum of voicing the importance of early childhood education.You’ve done a great job telling your stories, writing letters to the editor, and having legislators visit your programs. We need to keep early childhood education on the minds of lawmakers in this period between now and December 13.
- Stay tuned for action days.
- Share our alerts with colleagues and others. Every voice is important, and needed
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