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S. 1752 (116th): Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success Act

About the bill

How much educational control should come from Washington D.C., versus municipalities and states?


Education funding and requirements had long been left up to municipalities and states. But starting in the 1960s, the federal government really began to expand its role. In the 21st century, the federal government now plays a larger role in education than ever before.

Many believe this to an intrusion by big government, and point to America’s mediocre educational results compared to other nations as supposed proof of a federal failure to improve outcomes.

What the bill does

The Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success (A-PLUS) Act would allow states and municipalities to opt out of federal education requirements.

Jurisdictions could also choose to receive their federal education funding in block grants, to do with as …

Sponsor and status

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Senator for Montana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Length: 10 pages
Jun 5, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 5, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)



Jun 5, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1752 (116th) 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. 1752. 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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