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H.R. 899 (115th): To terminate the Department of Education.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 7, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Among all the Cabinet-level agencies, perhaps none inspires more Republican ire than the Department of Education. President Trump as a candidate expressed openness to eliminating the department, writing in his campaign book, “A lot of people believe the Department of Education should just be eliminated. Get rid of it. If we don’t eliminate it completely, we certainly need to cut its power and reach.”

A new bill in Congress would do just that.

What the bill does

Some bills can be hundreds of pages long. H.R. 899, introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY4), is a single sentence: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 899

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 7, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Amash, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Labrador) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To terminate the Department of Education.

1.

Termination of the Department of Education

The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.