Duncan touts tech training fund, edtech in budget hearing
March 04, 2015
The Education Department head asked House members on an appropriations subcommittee for more money to better equip students with workforce skills.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Not all federal budgets are declining.
Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Financial Officer Todd Grams discusses the agency’s budget highlights during a VA video interview.
Grams said the agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2013 is $140.3 billion, a 10.5 percent increase from the previous year. That includes roughly $76 billion for mandatory programs such as paying veterans benefits, the post 9/11 G.I. bill and $64 billion for discretionary programs, nine out of 10 of which are related to veteran healthcare.