- The Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies approved a $68.5 billion Education Department budget for the for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday.
- Notably, the bill would increase the maximum Pell Grant size to $5,635, up $85 from the current limit.
- The Senate subcommittee's approval kicks off a legislative process that is expected to take several months.
From the article:
A Senate subcommittee approved a $68.5 billion budget for the Education Department for fiscal year 2013 on Tuesday, funding that would increase the maximum Pell Grant but falls short of the Obama administration's budget request from earlier this year. The legislation would also increase the budget for the National Institutes of Health.
The measure also includes a provision -- aimed at for-profit colleges but applied broadly -- that would prohibit colleges or universities from using federal funds on "marketing, recruitment and advertising." ...