Friday, July 19, 2013


July 19, 2013
Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Meehan (R-PA) – Amendment No. 23 - Provides a funding condition for state or local educational agency to be eligible for funds, agency personnel cannot facilitate the transfer of an employee if they know, or have probable cause to believe, that the employee has engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor. Agencies must also require employees be subjected to background checks in compliance with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. – ADOPTED BY VOICE
Cantor (R-VA), Bishop (R-UT) – Amendment No. 25 –  Allows Title I funds to follow students to other public schools or charter schools, upon the state opting to allow it. – ADOPTED BY VOICE
Culberson (R-TX) – Amendment No. 22 – Empowers States by giving them the opportunity to accept or reject federal grant money. Grant money rejected by State legislatures would be dedicated to paying off our outstanding national debt. – ADOPTED 227 - 196

Jackson Lee (D-TX) – Amendment No. 24 – Creates a report containing recommendations regarding the advisability of authorizing a state education authority to close a school district over the opposition of a locally elected school board, and regarding best practices governing the exercise of authority by a state education agency in monitoring, supervising and controlling under-performing school districts with particular emphasis on rural and underserved school districts. – REJECTED 186 – 237
Miller, George (D-CA) – Amendment No. 26 – (Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute) - Reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to maintain the civil rights and equity focus of the law and to ensure all students have access to an education that prepares them for college and the workforce. Supports all students, and in particular those who are historically disadvantaged, through access to high quality state-developed standards, a meaningful but flexible accountability and school improvement system, improved and targeted professional development and working conditions for teachers and school leaders, additional learning time and after-school programs, and dedicated supports for wrap-around services for students and a well-rounded education. – REJECTED 193 – 233
Democrat Motion to Recommit – FAILED 196 – 231
Final Passage of H.R. 5 — "To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes." – PASSED 221 – 207

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