THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
HOUSE REPUBLICANS CUT $36 BILLION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING NATIONWIDE
President Clinton said last Thursday that he would veto the bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee since it slashes critical education and training initiatives.
Republicans have approved $36 billion in cuts from education and training over seven years. In contrast, the President's proposal balances the budget while increasing investment in education and training by $40 billion over seven years. Across the country, Republican cuts made by the House Appropriations Committee would harm working families:
President Clinton proposes to expand Head Start to serve 50,000 additional children nationwide by 2002. Republicans have approved cuts that would deny Head Start to 180,000 children nationwide in 2002 compared to 1995.
IMPROVING BASIC AND ADVANCED SKILLS
President Clinton's budget completely protects Title I, which helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds with reading, writing, mathematics, and advanced skills. Republicans would cut funding by $1.1 billion in 1996, denying this crucial assistance to 1.1 million students nationwide.