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S. 1177 (114th): Every Student Succeeds Act

About the bill

The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and reduce the federal test-based accountability system of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The bill was referred to the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, or HELP, who issued this summary. The chairman of HELP, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), sponsored the bill. In his press release on July 8, Alexander explained that the bill would continue NCLB’s federal assessments of student ...

Sponsor and status

Lamar Alexander

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 391 pages

Apr 30, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 10, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 10, 2015.


Pub.L. 114-95

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 5: Student Success Act

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 8, 2015. 19% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 316: Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act

Introduced on Jan 29, 2015. 70% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 308: After School for America’s Children Act

Introduced on Jan 29, 2015. 41% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1042: Afterschool for America’s Children Act

Introduced on Feb 24, 2015. 36% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3087: Education Stability for Foster Youth Act

Introduced on Jul 16, 2015. 69% incorporated. (compare text)


Apr 30, 2015

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Apr 30, 2015
Ordered Reported

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Jul 16, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Nov 17, 2015
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House with an Amendment.

Dec 2, 2015
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Dec 9, 2015
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 10, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Mar 17, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

S. 1177 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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