Congressional Appropriators Reward Education Department Wrongdoing

December 26, 2015

By Hans Bader at

At Powerline, lawyer Paul Mirengoff described one of the many disturbing provisionsburied in the budget-busting omnibus spending bill recently passed by Congress as part of a compromise with the White House (a monstrosity known as “the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016”). It increases the budget of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which has issued many unvetted and uncodified rules seemingly in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. As he notes, the bill grants OCR a 7 percent budget increase...

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