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S. 1752: A PLUS Act

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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 ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Daines

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Montana. Republican.

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

Introduced on Jun 5, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 5, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 5, 2019

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
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S. 1752 is 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.

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