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Senate Budget Resolution Leaves Out Many Cuts

October 2, 2017

A Senate budget resolution released by Republican leaders Friday left out reconciliation language from an earlier House budget blueprint that mandated billions in cuts for education programs.

The House budget resolution released in July included more than $200 billion in mandatory spending cuts over the next 10 years -- about $20 billion of those directed at programs overseen by the House education committee. Carrying out those cuts would likely mean significant changes to student loan programs.

The absence of that language might be a positive sign for advocates of student aid. Those groups will watch to see whether an agreement that emerges from conference discussions includes the resolution language.

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Andrew Kreighbaum

Andrew Kreighbaum joins Inside Higher Ed as our federal policy reporter. Andrew comes to us from The Investigative Reporting Workshop. He received his master's in data journalism at the University of Missouri, and has interned at USA Today and a national journalism institute in Columbia, MO. Before getting his master's, Andrew spent three years covering government and education at local papers in El Paso, McAllen and Laredo, Texas. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history and was news editor at The Daily Texan.

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