Historically speaking IDEA has always been an underfunded program. Only 16% of the funding needed was provided by the government. Until yesterday there was a risk of losing that funding in the current round of congressional budget cuts.
The House passed a bill yesterday which funds government through September and restores $557 million in planned cuts to the Part B program of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) which provides grants to states.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers floor speech supporting the amendment to restore IDEA funding:
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