On June 21, the Senate Appropriations’ Committee approved the Labor, Health & Human Services and Education Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 appropriations bill. The Committee provided $120 million for the Teaching American History Grants program at the U.S. Department of Education. This is $210,000 more than last year’s budget and $70 million more than the President’s request.
The House Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Subcommittee also provided $120 million for Teaching American History Grants when it adopted its version of the FY ’08 appropriations bill on June 7. The House Appropriations Committee has yet to schedule its markup.