The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights just received a 7 percent increase in its budget in the recently passed omnibus spending bill.
The House-passed bill includes a $7 million increase in funding for OCR, while the bill before the Senate includes a $6 million increase. Last year, OCR's budget was $100 million.
OCR had sought an additional $30 million in funding in part to help ease the burden of campus sexual assault investigations. OCR is currently investigating more than 150 schools for alleged violations of the anti-discrimination law known as Title IX. This is thanks in part to the office's 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter that forced schools to adjudicate sexual assault accusations under Title IX.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com