McConnell turns Senate to No Child Left Behind overhaul
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGiuliani: White House wants briefing on classified meeting over Russia probe GOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Trump now says Korea summit could still happen June 12 MORE (R-Ky.) is teeing up the Senate to turn to an overhaul of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the rewrite one step closer to President Obama's desk. 

The Republican leader Thursday night filed cloture on the House-Senate compromise legislation, which passed the House by a 359-64 majority earlier this week. The move tees up a procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday, paving the way for a vote on final passage next week. 
 
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The bill, which comes eight years after the original law expired, reduces the federal government’s role in the public education system by transferring more decision-making authority back to state and local governments.  
 
Citing the large vote margin in the House, Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Abortion rights group plans M campaign to flip the House Senate health committee to hold hearing on Trump drug pricing plan Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — VA reform bill heads to Trump's desk MORE (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said, "I expected the same result next week so we can finally send a bill to the president’s desk to fix this broken law."
 
The Senate passed its version of the No Child Left Behind fix, referred to as the Every Child Achieves Act, by an 81-17 margin earlier this year. 
 
At the time, Republican Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Pro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform MORE (Texas), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senators introduce Trump's plan to claw back billion in spending Pro-Trump super PAC raises .5 million in 6 weeks Trump has exposed Democratic hypocrisy on prison reform MORE (Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Hillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Putting pressure on Trump, House passes bill barring government from doing business with ZTE MORE (Fla.), who are all Republican presidential candidates, voted against the legislation.