Summary: H.R.12233 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/19/1978)

Department of Education Act - Establishes an executive department to be known as the Department of Education to be administered by a Secretary of Education.

States that the principal function of such Department is to promote the cause and advance of education throughout the United States.

Transfers to the Secretary specified functions of the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and the Commissioner of Education and various educational responsibilities of other Federal agencies and instrumentalities.

Creates the Federal Interagency Committee on Education, the National Advisory Commission on Education, and the Office of the Inspector General within the Department of Education.

Redesignates the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the Secretary of such Department as the Department of Health and Welfare, and the Secretary of Health and Welfare.