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H.J.Res. 57: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 57 in the House.

H.J.Res. 57 would disapprove and nullify the rule issued by the Department of Education on November 28, 2016, to implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The bill's sponsors feel that while the Department had authority to issue regulations to implement the law, the regulation contained a number of provisions that significantly expanded the law’s requirements and violated the statute’s prohibitions against overreach by the Secretary. The bill's sponsors also believe that the Obama Administration’s purpose for these new requirements was to constrain states’ flexibility in developing appropriate accountability systems for their states.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


Congress
115th Congress
Date
Feb 7, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#84
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Yea R Nay D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 234
 
 
54%
234 0
  Nay 190
 
 
44%
1 189
Not Voting 8
 
 
2%
4 4
Required: Simple Majority source: house.gov

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