About the bill
The Strengthening Education Through Research Act, or SETRA, would reauthorize the Institute of Education Sciences, an agency in the Department of Education, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress which tests student ability in primary subjects such as math, reading, and science. These programs were created by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, or ESRA. SETRA would authorize $3.8 billion for 2015 through 2019. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee issued a press release on the bill.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Tennessee. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2015
Length: 125 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 17, 2015 but was never passed by the House.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
Jan 21, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 4, 2015
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 17, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S. 227 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 227. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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