House aides were unsure when the bill might be considered, but indicated that it is still expected to be debated and voted on sometime this month.

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Jackson Lee's bill would reauthorize the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, at $40 million a year for the next five years. That program allows for several different kinds of grants, and her bill would amend a grant dealing with school safety to specifically include "research-based bullying prevention, cyberbullying prevention and gang prevention programs, as well as intervention programs regarding bullying."

If these anti-bully grants were to get an even share of the total grant money, it could mean $2 million to $3 million a year nationwide for states' anti-school-bullying programs.

The House was also expected to consider S. 1959, which would require the government to report on whether it thinks the Haqqani Network should be designated a terrorist organization.

That bill, from Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrOvernight Energy: Chemical safety regulator's nomination at risk | Watchdog scolds Zinke on travel records | Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil Overnight Regulation: Senators unveil bipartisan gun background check bill | FCC rolls back media regs | Family leave credit added to tax bill | Senate confirms banking watchdog Collins ‘leaning against’ Trump EPA chemical nominee MORE (R-N.C.), is similar to one from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), and the two members are expected to discuss differences between their bills before the House considers the legislation.