NSPE sent a joint letter as part of the STEM Education Coalition asking House and Senate leaders to provide the highest funding levels for Department of Education and National Science Foundation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education programs in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bills.
Congress has failed to pass any appropriations bills this year, forcing the federal government to operate under a continuing resolution until December 3. Congress will continue to wrangle with appropriations issues during the lame-duck session, scheduled to convene on November 15.
NSPE is a member of the STEM Education Coalition, which supports STEM programs for teachers and students at the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM-related programs. The coalition is composed of more than 1,000 diverse groups representing all sectors of the technological workforce.