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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.

Mar 9, 2017 at 12:02 p.m. ET. On the Joint Resolution in the Senate.

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 57 (115th) in the Senate.

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

Totals

All Votes R D I
Yea 51%
 
 
 
50
50
 
0
 
0
 
Nay 49%
 
 
 
49
1
 
46
 
2
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
1
1
 
0
 
0
 

Joint Resolution Passed. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 43% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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