McConnell turns Senate to No Child Left Behind overhaul
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCongress pulls punches on Russian bounties firestorm Congress under pressure to provide billions for school openings Hillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok 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 AlexanderRepublicans considering an outdoor stadium for Florida convention: report Sixth GOP senator unlikely to attend Republican convention Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Randi Weingarten 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 CruzOh, Canada: Should the US emulate Canada's National Health Service? Trump tweets his support for Goya Foods amid boycott Trump says he'll sign order with 'road to citizenship' for DACA recipients MORE (Texas), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard Paul'Live with it' is the new GOP response to COVID — but no, we can't do that Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide MORE (Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP chairman vows to protect whistleblowers following Vindman retirement over 'bullying' Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad GOP Miami mayor does not commit to voting for Trump MORE (Fla.), who are all Republican presidential candidates, voted against the legislation.