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H.R. 865 (116th): Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019

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To provide for the long-term improvement of public school facilities, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2020
Length: 104 pages
Jan 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


213 Cosponsors (212 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Chairman Scott Honors Public Schools Week, Calls for Investments in School Infrastructure
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Sponsor) on Feb 25, 2020

Courtney, Larson Amendments to Support Residents with Crumbling Foundations Pass in House Infrastructure Bill
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 1, 2020

Bishop Marks First 100 Days of the House Democratic Majority By Highlighting The Progress Being Made For The People
    — Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 12, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 865 will add $64 billion in new spending through 2029.


Jan 30, 2019

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Feb 26, 2019
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H.R. 865 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 865. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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