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  • Every Child Achieves Act


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    Senator Debbie Stabenow

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-21

    STABENOW. Mr. President, it is clear to me that No Child Left Behind was broken and that it was not serving the best interest of children in Michigan or the rest of the country. That is why I voted to...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-16

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the pundits told us it would never happen. Republicans and Democrats will never agree on a way to replace No Child Left Behind, they said. But a new Senate that is back to work...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-16

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, the vote was 81 to 17. What that says to me and should say to the American people is that not only is there a consensus in this country that everybody wants to fix No Child...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-16

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, the senior Senator from Tennessee, as he often does, has laid it out very well. I believe it is the case the U.S. Senate is the only legislative body in the world where a simple...



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    Senator Patty Murray

    From: WA

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-16

    MURRAY. Mr. President, I recently heard from a teacher in Seattle by the name of Lyon Terry. Over the course of his 17-year career, he has taught second, third, and fourth grade. What makes Mr. Terry...



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    Senator Daniel Coats

    From: IN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-16

    COATS. Mr. President, it is my understanding we are in morning business. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator is correct. Mr. ALEXANDER. Mr. President, will the Senator from Indiana yield for 60 seconds? ...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-16

    COLLINS. Mr. President, before I begin my comments on the Older Americans Act, I do want to add to the accolades that have been given today to the chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Health,...



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-16

    LEAHY. Mr. President, today, the Senate has approved landmark legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Since 2001, the failed policies of No Child Left Behind have...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    McCONNELL. Finally, Mr. President, turning to the business currently before the Senate, the bipartisan education debate we are having in the new Senate is good for our country and it was long overdue. ...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-14

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, we have had a good day on our legislation to fix No Child Left Behind. I thank the Senators for their cooperation. We have worked through most issues. I think it is important...



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    Senator Richard J. Durbin

    From: IL

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    DURBIN. Madam President, on the floor now when we return for debate is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which has been named the Every Child Achieves Act, and is before the Senate this week....



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    Senator Patrick J. Leahy

    From: VT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    LEAHY. Madam President, my dear friend, the senior Senator from Kansas, is going to speak next, but he has graciously allowed me to have the very few minutes I asked for, and then he will be recognized...



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-13

    ROBERTS. Madam President, I thank my colleague. I hope he gets better from his cold. He did our sports presentation for us this morning. Maybe he could do the sports news for us every morning. Mr....



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    Senator Pat Roberts

    From: KS

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-13

    ROBERTS. Madam President, I rise to talk about the bill we have before us today. We in the Senate have a unique opportunity long overdue and a responsibility to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary...



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    Representative Shelley Moore Capito

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-07-13

    CAPITO. Madam President, I rise to express my strong support for the Every Child Achieves Act that is pending before the Senate. I want to commend Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray for working...



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    Senator Lamar Alexander

    From: TN

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-13

    ALEXANDER. Mr. President, I see that the majority leader has filed cloture on the bill, which I understand. We have had a chance to have a good discussion and a good debate. We are getting toward the...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, No Child Left Behind laid the groundwork for important reforms to our education system. But with its authorization expiring in 2007, and with the previous Senate majority failing...



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    Senator Tom Udall

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-07-09

    UDALL. Mr. President, Nelson Mandela once said there can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way it treats its children. Every child deserves a fair chance. If we fail at taking care...



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    Senator Mike Rounds

    From: SD

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

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    Senator Al Franken

    From: MN

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-09

    FRANKEN. Mr. President, we have been living under No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, for 13 years. During that time, we have learned a lot about how NCLB works and a lot more about what doesn't work. Students,...



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    Senator Ron Wyden

    From: OR

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-09

    WYDEN. Mr. President, this week we are having a particularly important debate. Fortunately, it is a bipartisan debate. Great credit is owed to Senator Alexander and Senator Murray for their work on the...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-09

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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, Republicans and Democrats have long agreed that the No Child Left Behind law is broken and needs to be fixed, but the Senate didn't do anything about it for 7 long years, missing...



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    Senator Richard Blumenthal

    From: CT

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    BLUMENTHAL. Mr. President, I want to thank all of my colleagues for their hard work that has brought us to this point on the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act. My friend and colleague from Tennessee,...



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    Senator Mitch McConnell

    From: KY

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-07

    McCONNELL. Mr. President, this week we will begin floor debate on yet another such bipartisan measure, the Every Child Achieves Act. Many Washington pundits assumed that Congress could never agree on...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-07

    COLLINS. Mr. President, I rise today to support the bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act. This bill is landmark legislation that would reform and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act,...