Most federal education and child discretionary programs are operating at FY 10 levels, per a continuing resolution (CR), which was passed by the 111 Congress (when both the House and Senate were controlled by the Democrats). The current CR expires on March 4. On February 11, the House Appropriations Committee proposed a new continuing resolution that would set funding levels for discretionary programs through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2011. After debate and several amendments, the new CR was passed by the House (now under Republican control). It proposes significant cuts to federal discretionary programs, $60 billion in all, with more than $5 billion from the Department of Education and more than $1.1 billion from early education and childcare programs.