House sets up Friday passage of education reform bill

The House approved several proposals by voice vote or otherwise disposed of amendments without needing a recorded vote, from:

— Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), reserving 10 percent of grant funding for teacher and principal training for grants allowing groups to provide STEM education. Withdrawn.

Susan BrooksSusan BrooksExamining police-community issues with bipartisan working group Indiana GOP taps lieutenant governor to replace Pence Indiana Republicans to pick Pence replacement next week MORE (R-Ind.), clarifying that federal funds may be used for computer science education. Accepted in voice vote.

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— Jared Polis (D-Colo.), allowing charter schools to use grant funds for teacher training and improving school conditions. Accepted in voice vote.

— Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), requiring funding applicants to consider how to target services to low-income students and parents, including English language learners. Accepted in voice vote.

— Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), striking language that lets consolidated districts receive funding even if they don't qualify after consolidation. Withdrawn.

Scott GarrettScott GarrettThe Trail 2016: Candidate tug-of-war Dem group slams NJ Republican for 'hateful agenda' Divided GOP to powwow on budget MORE (R-N.J.), clarifying that states opting out of federal funds are not required to carry out any federal education requirements. Withdrawn, as similar language was incorporated into the manager's amendment.

Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (R-Ga.), requiring the Secretary of Education to report to Congress on the average salary of employees associated with eliminated or consolidated programs in the Department. Accepted in voice vote.

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