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Introduced in House (05/06/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2274


To repeal ineffective or unnecessary education programs in order to restore the focus of Federal programs on quality preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education programs for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 6, 2009

Mr. McKeon (for himself, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Pence, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Linder, Mrs. Myrick, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Marchant, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Lamborn, and Mr. Chaffetz) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To repeal ineffective or unnecessary education programs in order to restore the focus of Federal programs on quality preschool, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education programs for disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Priorities in Education Spending Act”.

SEC. 2. Elementary and secondary education programs.

(a) Repeals.—The following provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) are hereby repealed:

(1) Subpart 3 of part B of title I (20 U.S.C. 6381 et seq.; relating to the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy programs).

(2) Subpart 4 of part B of title I (20 U.S.C. 6383; relating to improving literacy through school libraries).

(3) Section 1504 of part E of title I (20 U.S.C. 6494; relating to the Close Up Fellowship program).

(4) Part F of title I (20 U.S.C. 6511 et seq.; relating to comprehensive school reform).

(5) Section 2151(b) of subpart 5 of part A of title II (20 U.S.C. 6651(b); relating to school leadership).

(6) Section 2151(c) of subpart 5 of part A of title II (20 U.S.C. 6651(c); relating to advanced certification or advanced credentialing).

(7) Subpart 2 of part C of title II (20 U.S.C. 6701 et seq.; relating to the National Writing Project).

(8) Subpart 4 of part C of title II (20 U.S.C. 6721 et seq.; relating to the teaching of traditional American history).

(9) Part D of title II (20 U.S.C. 6751 et seq.; relating to enhancing education through technology).

(10) Subpart 4 of part B of title III (20 U.S.C. 6961 et seq.; relating to the Emergency Immigrant Education program).

(11) Section 4129 of subpart 2 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 7139; relating to grants to reduce alcohol abuse).

(12) Section 4130 of subpart 2 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 7140; relating to mentoring programs).

(13) Subpart 2 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7245; relating to elementary and secondary school counseling programs).

(14) Subpart 4 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7249; relating to smaller learning communities).

(15) Subpart 5 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7251; relating to the Reading is Fundamental—Inexpensive Book Distribution program).

(16) Subpart 7 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7255 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Star Schools Act”).

(17) Subpart 8 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7257 et seq.; relating to the Ready to Teach program).

(18) Subpart 9 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7259 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Foreign Language Assistance Act of 2001”).

(19) Subpart 10 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7261 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Carol M. White Physical Education Program”).

(20) Subpart 11 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7263 et seq.; relating to community technology centers).

(21) Subpart 12 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7265 et seq.; relating to educational, cultural, apprenticeship, and exchange programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and their historical whaling and trading partners in Massachusetts).

(22) Subpart 14 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7269 et seq.; relating to grants to improve mental health of children).

(23) Subpart 15 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7271; relating to arts in education).

(24) Subpart 18 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7277 et seq.; relating to healthy, high–performance schools).

(25) Subpart 20 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7281 et seq.; relating to additional assistance for certain local educational agencies impacted by Federal property acquisition).

(26) Subpart 21 of part D of title V (20 U.S.C. 7283 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Women’s Educational Equity Act of 2001”).

(27) Part B of title VII (20 U.S.C. 7511 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Native Hawaiian Education Act”).

(28) Part C of title VII (20 U.S.C. 7541 et seq.; commonly referred to as the “Alaska Native Educational Equity, Support, and Assistance Act”).

SEC. 3. Early Learning Opportunities Act.

Title VIII of H.R. 5656 of the 106th Congress (20 U.S.C. 9401 et seq.; 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–77; commonly referred to as the “Early Learning Opportunities Act”), enacted by section 1 of Public Law 106–554, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. Higher education programs.

(a) Higher Education Act of 1965.—The following provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.) are hereby repealed:

(1) Section 317 (20 U.S.C. 1059d; relating to Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-serving Institutions).

(2) Subpart 6 of part A of title IV (1070d–31 et seq.; relating to Byrd Honors Scholarships).

(3) Subpart 9 of part A of title IV (20 U.S.C. 1070g et seq.; relating to TEACH Grants).

(4) Section 432(n) (20 U.S.C. 1082(n); relating to Default Reduction Management program).

(5) Section 428L (20 U.S.C. 1078–12; relating to loan repayment for civil legal assistance attorneys).

(6) Subpart 3 of part A of title VII (20 U.S.C. 1136 et seq.; relating to the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program).

(7) Subpart 1 of part D of title VII (20 U.S.C. 1140a et seq.; relating to demonstration projects to support postsecondary faculty, staff, and administrators in educating students with disabilities).

(8) Part E of title VII (20 U.S.C. 1141; relating to the College Access Challenge Grant program).

(9) Part C of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161c; relating to business workforce partnerships for job skill training in high-growth occupations or industries).

(10) Part G of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161h; relating to the Patsy Mink Fellowship program).

(11) Part I of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161i et seq.; relating to the Early Childhood Education Professional Development and Career Task Force).

(12) Part J of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161j; relating to improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education with a focus on Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students).

(13) Part K of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161k; relating to pilot programs to increase college persistence and success).

(14) Part M of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161m; relating to low tuition).

(15) Part N of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161n et seq.; relating to cooperative education).

(16) Part P of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161p; relating to create bridges from jobs to careers).

(17) Part Q of title VIII (20 U.S.C.1161q; relating to grant to rural-serving institutions of higher education).

(18) Part S of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161s; relating to training for realtime writers).

(19) Part V of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161v; relating to Modeling and Simulation programs).

(20) Part W of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161w; relating to the path to success).

(21) Part X of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161x; relating to the School of Veterinary Medicine Competitive Grant program).

(22) Part Z of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1161z; relating to the Henry Kuualoha Giugni Kupuna Memorial Archives).

(b) Higher Education Amendments of 1998.—The following provisions of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105–244) are hereby repealed:

(1) Part D of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1151; relating to the Incarcerated Youth Program).

(2) Part H of title VIII (20 U.S.C. 1153; relating to the Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program).

(c) Other higher education laws.—The following provisions of law are hereby repealed:

(1) Section 121 of the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 4341; relating to Cultural Experiences Grants).

(2) Section 802 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (20 U.S.C. 9631; relating to the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies).

(3) Section 5(c) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3704(c); relating to the Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Program).

(4) Part E of title XV of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (20 U.S.C. 1070 note; Public Law 102–325; relating to B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships).

SEC. 5. Literacy program for prisoners.

Notwithstanding the provisions under the heading “Safe Schools and Citizenship Education” in title III of division F of Public Law 108–447 (118 Stat. 3145), the Secretary may not obligate any funds to carry out section 601 of the National Literacy Act of 1991 (Public Law 102–73; 105 Stat. 356; relating to literacy for prisoners).

SEC. 6. Loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders.

Part JJ of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (section 952 of Public Law 105–244; relating to loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders) is hereby repealed.

SEC. 7. Career and Technical Education Programs.

Title II of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2371 et seq.) is hereby repealed.

SEC. 8. Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004 program.

Section 3(a) of the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004 (42 U.S.C. 15001 note; relating to education activities) is hereby repealed.

SEC. 9. Head Start Act program.

Section 657B of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9852b; relating to Centers of Excellence in Early Childhood) is hereby repealed.

SEC. 10. Workforce Investment Act program.

Section 171(e) of the Workforce Investment Act (20 U.S.C. 2916(e); relating to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Worker Training Program) is hereby repealed.

SEC. 11. The National Environmental Education Act.

The National Environmental Education Act (20 U.S.C. 5501 et seq.) is hereby repealed.

SEC. 12. America Competes Act.

The following provisions of the America COMPETES Act (20 U.S.C. 9801 et seq.) are hereby repealed:

(1) Part I of subtitle A of title VI (20 U.S.C. 9811 et seq.; relating to teachers for a competitive tomorrow).

(2) Section 6131 (20 U.S.C. 9841; relating to promising practices).

(3) Section 6202 (20 U.S.C. 9852; relating to summer term education programs).

(4) Section 6501 (20 U.S.C. 9881; relating to Mathematics and Science Partnership Bonus Grants).