‘Historic’ Byrne education proposal featured in Trump’s budget proposal
The education policy proposal introduced by Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) last month was included in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal released this week.
Byrne and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are sponsoring the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act in their respective chambers. This pro-school choice legislation, which was developed with the consultation and support of Trump Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will give students and parents nationwide the freedom to make educational decisions that are right for them.
The president’s proposed budget sets aside $5 billion annually in extra education funding to support the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act.
In a statement, Byrne said, “I am proud to work with President Trump to advance our shared goal of expanding freedom and opportunity in education. The inclusion of our Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act in the President’s budget shows the Trump Administration’s commitment to our nation’s students and is yet another positive step moving us closer to improving education opportunities for students across the country.”
The Trump administration chose Byrne to carry this legislation, which is a key priority for the president, in the House.
Read more about the bill here.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn