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Introduced in House (01/23/2017)

Choices in Education Act of 2017

This bill repeals the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and limits the authority of the Department of Education (ED) such that ED is authorized only to award block grants to qualified states.

The bill establishes an education voucher program, through which each state shall distribute block grant funds among local educational agencies (LEAs) based on the number of eligible children within each LEA's geographical area. From these amounts, each LEA shall: (1) distribute a portion of funds to parents who elect to enroll their child in a private school or to home-school their child, and (2) do so in a manner that ensures that such payments will be used for appropriate educational expenses.

To be eligible to receive a block grant, a state must: (1) comply with education voucher program requirements, and (2) make it lawful for parents of an eligible child to elect to enroll their child in any public or private elementary or secondary school in the state or to home-school their child.

No Hungry Kids Act

The bill repeals a specified rule that established certain nutrition standards for the national school lunch and breakfast programs. (In general, the rule requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat free milk in school meals; reduce the levels of sodium, saturated fat, and trans fat in school meals; and meet children's nutritional needs within their caloric requirements.)


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/23/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date
01/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/23/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (5)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill:
  • Choices in Education Act of 2017
  • No Hungry Kids Act

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.


Subjects (9)

  • Child health
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • School administration

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 01/23/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 01/23/2017
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Sponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 01/30/2017 03/09/2017 H2004

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce01/23/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

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