WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Student Success Act, H.R. 5, which includes two amendments co-sponsored by Rep. Meehan that protect students and strengthen local school districts.
The Meehan amendment empowers parents, teachers, and local school boards to make educational decisions by prohibiting the U. S. Department of Education from creating costly and burdensome regulations that are inconsistent with the specific intent of federal law. The amendment was endorsed by the National School Board Association, an organization of school board members from districts across the country. Meehan worked with Rep. Aaron Schock (IL-18) to introduce the amendment, which is identical to their legislation, H.R. 1386, the Local School Board Governance and Flexibility Act.
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