Chairman Blunt, Ranking Member Murray and Members of the Subcommittee:
Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Education.
This budget sharpens and hones the focus of our mission: serving students by meeting their needs. When the Department was created, it was charged to “prohibit federal control of education.” I take that charge seriously. Accordingly, President Trump is committed to limited government, fiscal discipline and reducing the federal footprint in education.