During a congressional budget hearing this past Tuesday, March 26th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos defended the proposed cuts in funding to programs such as Special Olympics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. The 2020 Department of Education budget proposes a $17.6 million cut to Special Olympics. During the hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Pocan stated that this budget cut would result in 272,000 children with disabilities losing the support they receive from the organization. Thankfully, in the past Congress has blocked these proposed slashes in special education program budgets.
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