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Statement from Deborah Delisle on the House Appropriations Bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

For Release: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Contact: Dorie Turner Nolt, 404.861.1127,  

“The House appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education makes key investments that will ensure more students — particularly those who have historically been underserved — get what they need to be successful in school and beyond. The bill increases both Title I and IDEA by $3 billion each, giving critical resources to students from low-income households and children with disabilities. It includes $1 billion for Title III, which provides critical supports for English learners. It also includes $50 million for the Biden Administration’s proposed Career-Connected High School program, which will provide grants to teams of school districts, colleges, and employers for programs creating seamless transitions to the world after high school. In addition, the bill includes key measures such as $50 million to support states in more equitably funding high-poverty districts and schools, as well as $18.8 million for grants focused on children and youth in foster care. We encourage Congress to quickly pass this funding bill so that our students — particularly those hit hardest by the pandemic — have every opportunity possible to thrive.”


Deborah S. Delisle is the president and CEO of All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) and served as assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education from 2012 to 2015. 

All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) is a Washington, DC–based national organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices so all students, especially those from underserved communities and particularly students of color and those from low-income families, graduate from high school prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.