Statement Of Sen. Alexander - Passage Of The Senate Budget Resolution

Posted on March 12, 2004

The Senate passed a budget that sets the right priorities: defense, homeland security, education, and job growth, while cutting the deficit in half in three years. This budget also increases education funding by 4 percent, including $1 billion more for Title I grants. This means more than $200 million for Tennessee. It also provides $800 million more for Pell grants and increases funding to educate disabled children 10 percent.