Tuesday: FAA and charter schools in the House

The second bill is H.R. 2218, the Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act. Members debated that bill last week, and have two amendments to consider still.

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One amendment from Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) would encourage the secretary of Education to prioritize grants to schools that use energy-efficient buildings.

The other, from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), would strip language from the bill requiring that grants only go to high-quality charter schools, defined in part as schools that have shown success with minority students, students with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups.

The Senate meets at 10 a.m. for speeches, and afterward has an uncertain schedule. Senators are set to consider H.J.Res. 66, which would extend import sanctions against Myanmar for another year.

But a cloture vote on that bill failed Monday, as Republicans failed to support it because Senate Democrats planned to use the bill as a vehicle to carry legislation that would increase funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

-- This story was updated at 9:35 a.m. to add the text of H.R. 2887, and again at 10:22 a.m. to correct the description of that bill.

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