About the bill

A bill to amend and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (now known as No Child Left Behind). The bill would eliminate more than 65 programs and instead give states and school districts more flexibility when spending federal education grants. The bill repeals many federal requirements governing accountability, teacher quality, and local spending. It also prohibits the Secretary of Education from coercing states to adopt Common Core. The White House says the legislation would lock-in sequestration funding levels, eliminate accountability, and allow states to shift Title I funds to more affluent districts. CBO estimates that the bill would authorize the appropriation of $116.5 billion over the 2016-2020 period.

How Congress Voted

Yea
Nay
Not Present
Awaiting Vote
 
 

Senate

Yea = 5
Nay = 5
Not Present = 5
Total = 15

House

Yea = 5
Nay = 5
Not Present = 5
Total = 15