This bill would eliminate the Dept. of Education effective on December 31, 2018. Its legislative text is one sentence long.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Education and LaborIntroducedFebruary 7th, 2017
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What is House Bill H.R. 899?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 899
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced this bill to abolish the federal Dept. of Education at the end of 2018, saying that “neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn.” Massie went on to say in a press release that:
“Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children’s intellectual and moral development. States and local communities are best positioned to shape curricula that meet the needs of their students. Schools should be accountable. Parents have the right to choose the most appropriate educational opportunity for their children, including home school, public school, or private school."
This legislation has the support of seven cosponsors in the House, all of whom are Republicans.
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