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  • Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 5, Student Success Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2647, Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015


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    Representative Dan Newhouse

    From: WA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    NEWHOUSE. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 347 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Jared Polis

    From: CO District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    POLIS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume, and I thank the gentleman from Washington for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. Mr. Speaker, this morning, I got to meet with one...



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    Representative Steve Scalise

    From: LA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I rise in support not only of the rule, but of the underlying legislation with reforms that are included not only in the bill, but in the amendments...



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    Representative Frederica S. Wilson

    From: FL District 24

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    WILSON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, as a former teacher, elementary school principal, and school board member, I know firsthand that No Child Left Behind is in need of serious improvement. Improvements must...



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    Representative Virginia Foxx

    From: NC District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    FOXX. I thank my colleague from Washington for yielding and for his kind comments. Mr. Speaker, today's debate on education and the Student Success Act is a crucial one for our future. Over the last...



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    Representative Mark Pocan

    From: WI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    POCAN. Mr. Speaker, on the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now more than ever we must ensure that every kid has access to a great school. It shouldn't matter who your...



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    Representative Rick W. Allen

    From: GA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    ALLEN. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the debate before this floor today is who knows best how to educate our children. I rise today to speak about H.R. 5, the Student Success Act....



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, more than 60 years ago, in Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court talked about the value of education when it said that,...



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    Representative Elise M. Stefanik

    From: NY District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    STEFANIK. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the rule and of the underlying bill. We have a chance today to help put our K-12 education system back on track, helping students all across this...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, here we go again, back to the same bill we debated earlier this year that continues to embrace the idea that less Federal oversight over Federal dollars is what we need...



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    Representative Todd Rokita

    From: IN District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    ROKITA. Mr. Speaker, I thank the leadership, the gentleman from Washington, and the members of the Committee on Rules for bringing this rule to the floor. I think it is a good rule. I urge a ``yes''...



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    Representative Ruben Gallego

    From: AZ District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    GALLEGO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the rule which would allow for consideration of H.R. 5, a harmful bill that abandons our commitment to ensuring all children in my home State of Arizona...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-08

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, when he first signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, President Lyndon B. Johnson greatly advanced both education and civil rights. Now, here, 50 years later,...



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    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-08

    LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, passage of this measure will restore responsible management to our forests after decades of Federal neglect. My district includes seven national forests which have suffered from...