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house Bill H.R. 5

Cutting Federal Requirements and Giving States More Control Over Education Programs

Argument in favor

Removes the onerous requirements and punishments imposed by No Child Left Behind Act. Also gives states the power to set their own metrics and goals for academic achievement.

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08/21/2015
“I watched Jeb Bush… I think it’s pathetic what’s going on, his stance on Common Core… He’s in favor of Washington educating your children.” [thinkprogress.org]
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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05/23/2015
Absolutely, yes. What we need is free competition between public and private schools.
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08/20/2015
"Today, I call on the members of the state Legislature to pass a bill in early January (2015) to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Read more at http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jan/16/scott-walker/scott-walkers-shifting-position-common-core-educat/
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Argument opposed

Destroys federal oversight in public schools, removes a uniform measurement of academic achievement, and allows school districts to allocate unequal funds to different education programs.

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02/27/2015
With Citizens United and the Koch Brothers already infiltrating State Governors down to School Board members, a decision for this would be disastrous. We would be creating the perfect opportunity for Big Business to rewrite curriculums, ultimately brainwashing students to vote in favor of their profit
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08/21/2015
"I hope we’ll get back to education because I don’t know any government program that John [McCain] is supporting, not early education, more money for it. The reason No Child Left Behind was left behind is the money was left behind, we didn’t fund it." [ontheissues.org]
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06/21/2015
I absolutely despise No Child Left Behind and like programs that have been proven to not work at all. However, I'm from the state of Missouri and my local government had proven time and time again that they cannot handle funding our schools. We spend the absolute minimum allowed and are (I believe) 48th in the nation when it comes to funding public education. I don't trust my state in this matter.
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 8th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 218 Yea / 213 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedFebruary 3rd, 2015

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Bill Activity

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    Introduced in House
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    Referred to House Education and the Workforce
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    Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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    Referred to House Financial Services
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
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    Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 16.
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    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 114-24, Part I.
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    Committee on Financial Services discharged.
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    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 16.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 121 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 529 and H.R. 5. Provides for one hour of debate, waives all points of order against consideration of the bills. Section 1 of the resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended shall be considered read. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Section 2 provides that no further consideration of H.R. 5 shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Section 3 waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 2, 2015, relating to a measure making continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year
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    Rule H. Res. 121 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 121.
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    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 529 and H.R. 5. Provides for one hour of debate, waives all points of order against consideration of the bills. Section 1 of the resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended shall be considered read. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions. Section 2 provides that no further consideration of H.R. 5 shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Section 3 waives the requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII for a two-thirds vote to consider a report from the Committee on Rules on the same day it is presented to the House with respect to any resolution reported through the legislative day of March 2, 2015, relating to a measure making continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015. Section 4 provides that it shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of March 1, 2015, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV, relating to a measure making or continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.
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    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 121 and Rule XVIII.
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    The Speaker designated the Honorable Chris Collins to act as Chairman of the Committee.
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    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 125 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. The rule provides for further consideration of H.R. 5. The rule provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-8, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee report, shall be considered as adopted. No further amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules.
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    Rule H. Res. 125 passed House.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kennedy Part B Amendment No. 1.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Kennedy amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Kennedy demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grothman Part B Amendment No. 2.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grothman amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grothman demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Meeks Part B Amendment No. 3.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence Part B Amendment No. 4.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Goodlatte Part B Amendment No. 5.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro (TX) Part B Amendment No. 6.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Castro (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Castro (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin Part B Amendment No. 7.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barletta Part B Amendment No. 8.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Quigley Part B Amendment No. 9.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Quigley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Quigley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Fudge Part B Amendment No. 10.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier Part B Amendment No. 11.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davis, Rodney (IL) Part B Amendment No. 12.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore Part B Amendment No. 13.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moore amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Moore demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKinley Part B Amendment No. 14.
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    Mr. Rokita moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Delaney Part B Amendment No. 15.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jeffries Part B Amendment No. 16.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Clark(MA) Part B Amendment No. 17.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cohen Part B amendment No. 18.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wilson (FL) part B amendment No. 19.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis part B amendment No. 20.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis part B amendment No. 21.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kelly (IL) part B amendment No. 22.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bonamici part B amendment No. 23.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis part B amendment No. 24.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee part B amendment No. 25.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wilson (FL) part B amendment No. 26.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Courtney part B amendment No. 27.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nolan part B amendment No. 28.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davis (CA) part B amendment No. 29.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Zeldin part B amendment No. 30.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Zeldin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hurd part B amendment No. 31.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hurd amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hurd demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    Mr. Kline moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grayson part B amendment No. 32.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Grayson (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Grayson (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wilson (FL) part B amendment.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wilson (FL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Wilson (FL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castro part B amendment No. 34.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carson part B amendment No. 35.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carson amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Carson demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) part B amendment No. 36.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dold part B amendment No. 37.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flores part B amendment No. 38.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brownley part B amendment No. 39.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brownley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Brownley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loebsack part B amendment No. 40.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Loebsack amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Loebsack demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis part B amendment No. 41.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    Mr. Kline moved that the Committee rise.
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    On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (MS) Part B Amendment No. 43.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Thompson (MS) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (MS) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 125, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Scott (VA) Part B Amendment No. 44.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Scott (VA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption until a time to be announced.
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    Mr. Kline moved that the Committee now rise.
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    On motion that the Committee now rise Agreed to by voice vote.
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    Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5 as unfinished business.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 347 Reported to House. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Providing for consideration of H.R. 5 and H.R. 2647.
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    Considered as unfinished business.
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    The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
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    ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, it shall be in order to consider the further amendments printed in part A of House Report 114-192 as if such amendments had been printed in part B of House Report 114-29. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report, equally divided and controlled by the proponent and the opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rokita amendment No. 45.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Walker amendment No. 46.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Walker amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Scott (VA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Salmon amendment No. 47.
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    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Salmon amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Salmon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 347, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment No. 48.
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    UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished buisness was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
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    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
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    Ms. Esty moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Esty motion to recommit with instructions, pending reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment that would guarantee educational opportunities for children with disabilities by requiring that each state: (1) demonstrate their laws do not result in a lower standard of education than for those students without disabilities; (2) grant students with disabilities access to a regular secondary school diploma; (3) give parents the right to informed consent about their childs education; (4) cannot lower expectations or academic achievement for students with disabilities; or (5) give educational opportunities for any student, including those from racial and ethnic minorities. Additionally, the motion requires the Secretary of Education to regulate learning environments in order to protect children with disabilitie s from abusive seclusion and restraint practi ces.
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    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 244 (Roll no. 422).
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    On passage Passed by recorded vote: 218 - 213 (Roll no. 423).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    CLERK TO CORRECT AUTHORITY - Mr. Curbelo asked unanimous consent that, in the engrossment of H.R. 5, the Clerk be authorized to correct section numbers, section headings, cross references, punctuation, and indentation, and to make any other technical and conforming change necessary to reflect the actions of the House. Agreed to without objection.
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    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 147.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 8th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 218 Yea / 213 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedFebruary 3rd, 2015

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    “I watched Jeb Bush… I think it’s pathetic what’s going on, his stance on Common Core… He’s in favor of Washington educating your children.” [thinkprogress.org]
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    With Citizens United and the Koch Brothers already infiltrating State Governors down to School Board members, a decision for this would be disastrous. We would be creating the perfect opportunity for Big Business to rewrite curriculums, ultimately brainwashing students to vote in favor of their profit
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    "No child left behind has failed...this country, this Senate, the House of Representatives must come to grips with the fact that today in America we have a horrendous, a horrendous level of youth unemployment in this country. This is an issue which gets virtually no discussion at all." [c-span.org]
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    "After waiting far too long for Congress to reform No Child Left Behind, my Administration is giving states the opportunity to set higher, more honest standards in exchange for more flexibility." [ed.gov]
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    "Good public schools, good public universities, and good technical training can give us a workforce better than any in the world. Well-trained workers are cost effective, and they can give us a powerful competitive advantage in world markets. Investments in our people pay the highest dividends." [ontheissues.org]
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    "I hope we’ll get back to education because I don’t know any government program that John [McCain] is supporting, not early education, more money for it. The reason No Child Left Behind was left behind is the money was left behind, we didn’t fund it." [ontheissues.org]
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    I absolutely despise No Child Left Behind and like programs that have been proven to not work at all. However, I'm from the state of Missouri and my local government had proven time and time again that they cannot handle funding our schools. We spend the absolute minimum allowed and are (I believe) 48th in the nation when it comes to funding public education. I don't trust my state in this matter.
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    As much as common core sucks, I'd be terrified of what criteria our lawmakers in Florida come up with.
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    Absolutely, yes. What we need is free competition between public and private schools.
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    "Today, I call on the members of the state Legislature to pass a bill in early January (2015) to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Read more at http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/jan/16/scott-walker/scott-walkers-shifting-position-common-core-educat/
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    One size does not fit all. Some states use a bigger % of their budgets for education than others.....it's their choice. but I am in favor of a national standard for all students.
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    "I am for creating real restrictions on the federal government's role in this so you can alleviate people's fears that you're going to have some kind of control by the federal government of content, of curriculum, or even standards," Read more at http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/02/26/2016-presidential-hopefuls-common-core/24047069/
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    I just don't want creationism and religion seeping into our public schools. I'm fine with the idea of the bill, but I'm afraid it opens too many possibilities for people to violate the establishment clause of the Constitution.
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    “Now Joni Ernst on the other side, she wants to...eliminate the Department of Education. How much less schooling do you think would be good for our kids, Joni? Can you imagine someone with those sorts of extreme views holding the seat that Tom Harkin so ably filled?” [edexcellence.net]
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    You MUST keep everyone accountable. If you don't they won't do what they are supposed. I have 43 years experience in education...I know.
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    "We should not leave education solely in the hands of politicians. No Child Left Behind should be improved so that we realistically assess the progress of our children and continue to push for advancement." [kevinmccarthy.house.gov]
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    US schools should meet standards across state lines. We don't reside in bubbles.
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    People in the far, far, far eastern part of the US (read "inside the Beltway") arrogantly believe they, and only they, know what is best for student education throughout the entire country. Many know nothing about education, not even what goes on in their kids' schools. They have absolutely no reason and no logic when determining educational standards. Every time you people pass a law, you use it to penalize those who do not agree with you, and you create another huge group of criminals. Except for legislation and impeaching the current White House resident for fiscal, political, and other forms of treason, and for intentionally undermining the Constitution and citizens' security, why don't you all take a break for about 3-5 years?
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    There should be a common standard for all states to endure all children receive the same education
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    The federal government's control of children's education is unnecessary. Instead, states should be in control of educational direction of students.
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