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2July2015 :: NCLB: TAKE TWO: Months after pulling its proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite from the chamber floor, House leaders plan to put their bill back up for a vote — likely next week. The House Rules Committee has set a hearing for the bill next Tuesday that will allow House leaders to put new amendments up for votes that could help win support from the right — support that was lacking earlier this year. Chief among possibilities for new amendments: A proposal from Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), the “A PLUS Act,” that would allow states to opt out of federal requirements and continue getting federal education dollars. It's become a rallying cry for lawmakers who don’t think the bill rolls back the federal role in education enough. More from Maggie Severns: http://politico.pro/1R5B9b4.
— A PLUS is unlikely to have enough votes to pass the chamber. But Heritage is taking a victory lap regardless: Dan Holler, spokesperson for Heritage Action, said the current state-of-play with the House bill shows that conservatives have gained a lot of ground on education issues. “The debate has shifted from it being more a [John] Kline legacy bill to conservatives charting a future beyond John Kline, beyond president Obama,” Holler said.
— The Senate is also slated to take up NCLB next week: http://politico.pro/1Jyfphh.
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