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CONFIRMED: HR 5 Has Been Pulled.

February 27, 2015

Hello, all. Apparently the play-by-play is over on HR 5.

Michigan Representative Amash tweeted the following at around 1:35 p.m. EST on February 27, 2015:

 Justin Amash@repjustinamash 8 mins8 minutes ago

CONFIRMED: Reauthorization of () has been pulled from consideration. Your calls, emails & tweets made a difference!

This does not mean HR 5 will not come back, but it does mean that the bill did not garner enough Republican support for it to glide through a House vote. On February 27, 2015, Politico briefly reported the following:

House Republicans decided not to vote Friday on their proposed rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law, the Student Success Act, after House leadership struggled to lock down support for the bill and debate over Department of Homeland Security funding eclipsed education plans.

The House passed a nearly identical bill in 2013, but discontent with the Common Core academic standards and concerns about federal government intrusion have grown, and conservatives have said they want to get more out of an education bill in the newly Republican-controlled Congress. That left House leadership facing new criticism from the right because the GOP bill omits school vouchers, radical reductions to federal mandates and other right-wing proposals.

“My district doesn’t like it. They just feel that we’re moderating No Child Left Behind. They hate No Child Left Behind,” Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) said.

It’s not clear when a vote on No Child Left Behind will take place.

For some informative tweets on the issue, see #ESEA. Here is one by pro-test-based-reform Fordham Institute president Michael Petrilli:

Michael Petrilli ‏@MichaelPetrilli 10m10 minutes ago

I was wrong. I didn’t see this drama in the House coming. #ESEA @PoliticsK12 @MaggieSeverns @smarick @rickhess99 @alexanderrusso

And another, by CEO of Common Core co-owner, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Chris Minnich:

Chris Minnich ‏@minnichc 12m12 minutes ago

‘Postponing this vote is concerning,’ @minnichc ‘State chiefs & students need a stable federal policy.’ #ESEA http://bit.ly/1BJ6ybT 

The test-driven-reform set is upset by the stalling of HR 5, and that is just fine with me.

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7 Comments
  1. WHY ARE THEY STILL DEBATING AMENDMENTS ON THE FLOOR IF THE BILL WAS PULLED. I AM WATCHING CSPAN AND THEY JUST ENDED DEBATE ON HR 5 AMENDMENT 43. AND NOT A WORD ABOUT THE BILL BEING PULLED.

    • HR 5 has been pulled from a vote. That does not mean it could not be amended and a revised version put forth for a vote some other time. It only means no quick passage of HR 5 (in its current state).

  2. Linda Johnson permalink

    Great! Thanks so much for your leadership.

  3. From Kevin McCarthy “Majority Leader” Office 202-225-4000 H.R.5 has been pulled due to DHS legislation. H.R.5 will be put back on the schedule for Monday, March 2, 2015.

  4. Thank you for keeping us in the loop.

  5. IT HAS BEEN PULLED FROM A VOTE TODAY. IT HAS NOT BEEN PULLED FOR A FUTURE VOTE.

  6. Thanks for keeping us posted!

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