CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the House will consider H.J.Res. 83, the Impact Aid for Local Schools Act, under a closed rule. H.J.Res. 83 was introduced on October 3, 2013 by Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations.
H.J.Res.83 provides immediate funding for the Impact Aid program at the same rate and under the same conditions as in effect at the end of the just completed fiscal year. Funds are available until another appropriation bill (such as regular bill or CR) is enacted for these operations or December 15, 2013.
Funding for the Impact Aid Program is included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. In short, the Impact Aid program compensates local educational agencies for lost revenue that results from a federal presence or activity. It currently serves approximately 1200 school districts. The program received approximately $1.2 billion for FY 2013. On October 1, 2013, a lapse in federal funding resulted in a federal government shutdown, which is affecting the implementation of the Impact Aid program.
CBO estimates that enacting H.J.Res. 83 would result in budget authority of approximately $1.2 billion.