With Wednesday’s Congressional Reception focusing on additional funding for McKinney-Vento, timing is everything. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD and Related Agencies will consider the HUD funding bill on July 10 for FY08. The full Senate Appropriations Committee will consider the bill on July 12. The House Appropriations Committee will consider its FY08 HUD bill on July 11. The House HUD subcommittee considered its bill on June 11.
This makes it even more important to attend the Congressional Reception and let your voices be heard on increased funding for the Mckinney-Vento program. In addition, you may want to call them and let them know your concerns.