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Wednesday: No Child Left Behind, property disputes

The Senate on Wednesday is poised to pass an overhaul of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, sending the legislation to President Obama’s desk.  

The rewrite legislation, which comes eight years after the initial law expired, overcame a procedural hurdle on Tuesday by an 84-12 vote. 
{mosads}While the legislation would transfer more decision-making power back to state and local governments, it’s drawn pushback from conservative Republicans, including Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (Ky.), who are both running for president. 
A final vote is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. 
Meanwhile, the House will take up legislation over property disputes along the Red River. 
The White House, however, has said it will veto Rep. Mac Thornberry’s legislation if it reaches Obama’s desk. They said the Texas Republican’s proposal would force the secretary of the Interior to accept land surveys from the Texas General Land Office, without having participated in the surveys. 
“The Administration shares the goal of providing legal certainty to property owners along the Red River, but strongly opposes the approach of voiding or nullifying Federal surveys,” the Office of Management and Budget added in a statement.
Votes in the House are expected between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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