Teaching American History Grants Level Funded by House Panel

On July 11, 2007, the House Appropriations Committee cleared its Labor, Health and Human Services and Education fiscal year (FY) 2008 budget bill.

The Committee approved $119.79 million for the Teaching American History grants program at the U.S. Department of Education, the same amount as in FY ’07. This amount is $210,000 less than approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, but is $69.79 million more than the President’s request.

On June 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services & Education appropriations bill (S. 1710). The Committee provided $120 million for the Teaching American History Grants program (S. Rept 110-107, page 231). This is $210,000 more than last year’s budget and $70 million more than the President’s request.

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