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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    111-106

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 2187) TO DIRECT THE 
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO MAKE GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES FOR 
 THE MODERNIZATION, RENOVATION, OR REPAIR OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, 
                         AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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May 12, 2009.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed

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                Mr. Polis, from the Committee on Rules,
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 427]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 427, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2187, the 
``21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities 
Act,'' under a structured rule. The rule provides one hour of 
general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and 
ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and 
Labor.
    The rule waives all points of order against consideration 
of the bill except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 
XXI. The rule provides that the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor 
shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of 
amendment and shall be considered as read. The rule waives all 
points of order against the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute except those arising under clause 10 of rule XXI. 
This waiver does not affect the point of order available under 
clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
    The rule makes in order only those amendments printed in 
this report. The amendments made in order may be offered only 
in the order printed in this report, may be offered only by a 
Member designated in this report, shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for the time specified in this report 
equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an 
opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be 
subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House 
or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against 
the amendments except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of 
rule XXI are waived. Finally, the rule provides one motion to 
recommit with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill (except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 
XXI) includes a waiver of clause 4(a) of rule XIII (requiring a 
three-day layover of the committee report). Although the rule 
waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature 
of a substitute (except those arising under clause 10 of rule 
XXI), the Committee is not aware of any points of order. The 
waiver of all points of order is prophylactic.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 87

    Date: May 12, 2009.
    Measure: H.R. 2187.
    Motion by: Mr. Dreier.
    Summary of motion: To make in order and provide appropriate 
waivers for an amendment by Rep. Castle, Mike (DE), #9, which 
would require the title I program for low-income students 
(title I of ESEA) to be fully funded before states receive 
funds under bill's grant program.
    Results: Defeated 4-7.
    Vote by Members: McGovern--Nay; Hastings--Nay; Cardoza--
Nay; Arcuri--Nay; Perlmutter--Nay; Pingree--Nay; Polis--Nay; 
Dreier--Yea; Diaz-Balart--Yea; Sessions--Yea; Foxx--Yea.

Rules Committee record vote No. 88

    Date: May 12, 2009.
    Measure: H.R. 2187.
    Motion by: Mr. Diaz-Balart.
    Summary of motion: To make in order and provide appropriate 
waivers for an amendment by Rep. Hastings, Doc (WA), #19, which 
would require funds provided under title VIII of the Elementary 
and Secondary Education Act (Impact Aid program) to be 
considered when allocating funds to state and local agencies 
under the bill.
    Results: Defeated 4-7.
    Vote by Members: McGovern--Nay; Hastings--Nay; Cardoza--
Nay; Arcuri--Nay; Perlmutter--Nay; Pingree--Nay; Polis--Nay; 
Dreier--Yea; Diaz-Balart--Yea; Sessions--Yea; Foxx--Yea.

Rules Committee record vote No. 89

    Date: May 12, 2009.
    Measure: H.R. 2187.
    Motion by: Mr. Sessions.
    Summary of motion: To make in order and provide appropriate 
waivers for an amendment by Rep. Kline, John (MN), #10, which 
would provide that no funds may be appropriated or made 
available pursuant to an authorization under this Act for any 
fiscal year unless the Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Act (IDEA) is fully funded for that year.
    Results: Defeated 4-7.
    Vote by Members: McGovern--Nay; Hastings--Nay; Cardoza--
Nay; Arcuri--Nay; Perlmutter--Nay; Pingree--Nay; Polis--Nay; 
Dreier--Yea; Diaz-Balart--Yea; Sessions--Yea; Foxx--Yea.

Rules Committee record vote No. 90

    Date: May 12, 2009.
    Measure: H.R. 2187.
    Motion by: Dr. Foxx.
    Summary of motion: To make in order and provide appropriate 
waivers for an amendment by Rep. Foxx, Virginia (NC), #13, 
which would provide that if the provisions of the bill 
affecting authorization of appropriations have the net effect 
of increasing authorized appropriations for the period 2010 
through 2015, this bill shall not take effect.
    Results: Defeated 4-7.
    Vote by Members: McGovern--Nay; Hastings--Nay; Cardoza--
Nay; Arcuri--Nay; Perlmutter--Nay; Pingree--Nay; Polis--Nay; 
Dreier--Yea; Diaz-Balart--Yea; Sessions--Yea; Foxx--Yea.

               SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER

    1. Miller, George (CA): Would replace the bill's provision 
regarding charter schools (section 308) with a new provision 
that makes technical corrections and clarifies the disposition 
of excess funds. Would expand the allowable uses of funds to 
include repairing, replacing, and installing water supply and 
building envelopes. Would add a new section to Title I of the 
bill giving priority consideration to schools that would use 
funding to remove asbestos, polychrolinated biphenyls, mold, 
mildew, lead-based hazards, or a proven carcinogen. Would 
increase the set-aside for tribal and outlying schools from 1% 
to 2%. (10 minutes)
    2. McKeon (CA): Would require states to be in compliance 
with the public school choice, supplemental education services, 
private school participation, and military recruiters 
provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to be 
eligible to receive funding under the bill. (10 minutes)
    3. Titus (NV)/Markey, Betsy (CO): Would add a new section 
314 requiring the Secretary of Education to establish an 
Advisory Council to the Secretary on green, high-performing 
schools. The Council will advise the Secretary on the impact of 
green, high-performing schools on teaching and learning, health 
energy costs and environmental impact; work with the Secretary 
to recommend Federal policies to increase the number of green, 
high-performing schools; provide technical assistance to 
states; and identify Federal policies that are barriers to 
helping states make schools green and high-performing. The 
Council will consult with the Chair of the Council on 
Environmental Quality, the Commerce Secretary, Energy 
Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretary, Labor 
Secretary, EPA Administrator, and the GSA Administrator. (10 
minutes)
    4. Roe (TN): Would add a new section 314 requiring the 
Education Secretary to enter into an agreement with the 
Department's Institute of Educational Sciences to evaluate the 
impact of projects funded under the bill on student academic 
achievement, including a comparison of students attending 
public schools receiving funding under the bill with students 
attending public schools that are not receiving such funding. 
(10 minutes)
    5. Ellsworth (IN): Would amend section 309 (green schools) 
to provide that nothing in the bill shall be construed to 
prohibit a local educational agency from using sustainable, 
domestic hardwood lumber for public school modernization, 
renovation, repairs, or construction. It also would amend 
section 310 (reporting) to require agencies receiving grant 
funds under the bill to disclose whether any flooring installed 
was from renewable sources. (10 minutes)
    6. Flake, Jeff (AZ): Would prohibit funds appropriated 
under the bill to be used for congressional earmarks as defined 
by clause 9(d) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives. (10 minutes)
    7. Giffords (AZ)/Cleaver (MO): Would specify that local 
educational agencies receiving funds under the act may 
encourage schools receiving funds for projects to educate 
students about those projects, including how they function, and 
their environmental, energy, sustainability, and other 
benefits. (10 minutes)
    8. Reichert (WA): Would allow funds to be used to install 
or upgrade technology to ensure schools are able to respond to 
emergencies such as acts of terrorism, campus violence, and 
natural disasters. (10 minutes)
    9. Maffei (NY)/Schwartz (PA): Would require the Education 
Secretary, in consultation with the Labor Secretary, to work 
with funding recipients to promote opportunities for 
individuals enrolled in Job Corps to gain employment experience 
on modernization, repair, and construction projects funded 
under the Act. The amendment would also require the Secretary 
of Education in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to 
work with recipients of funds to promote appropriate 
opportunities for individuals enrolled in a junior or community 
college. (10 minutes)
    10. Bright (AL): Would require the Secretary to reserve 5 
percent of section 102 grant funds for grants to local 
educational agencies serving geographic areas with significant 
economic distress or recovering from a natural disaster. (10 
minutes)
    11. Griffith (AL)/Teague (NM): Would include reducing the 
incidence and effects of asthma and other respiratory illnesses 
in children among the voluntary guidelines for high performing 
school buildings. It also would add reducing the incidence and 
effects of asthma and other respiratory illnesses to the list 
of demonstrable and expected benefits. The amendment also 
includes the reduction and elimination of human exposure to 
airborne particles such as dust, sand, and pollens among the 
approved uses for grant funds used by local educational 
agencies. (10 minutes)
    12. Heinrich (NM): Would allow funds to be used to install 
and upgrade recreational structures and physical education 
facilities. (10 minutes)
    13. Lujan (NM)/Schwartz (PA): Would permit funds to be used 
for constructing greenhouses, gardens (including trees), and 
other facilities for environmental, scientific, or other 
educational purposes, or to produce energy savings. (10 
minutes)
    14. Schrader (OR): Would require the GAO to conduct a study 
within one year of enactment on the extent and types of 
projects in keeping with the uses of funds authorized, the 
geographic distribution of green, high-performing schools 
(including by urban, suburban, and rural areas), and the 
relative access to such schools of the demographic groups 
described in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965. These groups include: 
economically-disadvantaged students, students from major racial 
and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, and students 
with limited English proficiency. (10 minutes)

                 TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO BE MADE IN ORDER

   1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative George Miller of 
         California, or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table of contents in section 1(b) of the bill, after 
the item relating to section 103, insert the following:

      Sec. 104. Priority projects.

  In section 102(a)(1), strike ``1 percent'' and insert ``2 
percent''.
  In section 103, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), strike 
``facilities--'' and insert ``facilities, including--''.
  In section 103(1), insert ``water supply and'' after 
``wiring,''.
  In section 103(1), insert ``building envelope,'' after ``such 
systems,''.
  After section 103, insert the following:

SEC. 104. PRIORITY PROJECTS.

  In selecting a project under section 103, a local educational 
agency may give priority to projects involving the abatement, 
removal, or interim controls of asbestos, polychlorinated 
biphenyls, mold, mildew, lead-based hazards, including lead-
based paint hazards, or a proven carcinogen.
  Strike section 308 and insert the following:

SEC. 308. CHARTER SCHOOLS.

  (a) In General.--A local educational agency receiving an 
allocation under this Act shall reserve an amount of that 
allocation for charter schools within its jurisdiction for 
modernization, renovation, repair, and construction of charter 
school facilities.
  (b) Determination of Reserved Amount.--The amount to be 
reserved by a local educational agency under subsection (a) 
shall be determined based on the combined percentage of 
students eligible under part A of title I of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6311 et seq.) in the 
schools of the agency who--
          (1) are enrolled in charter schools; and
          (2) the local educational agency, in consultation 
        with the authorized public chartering agency, expects 
        to be enrolled, during the year with respect to which 
        the reservation is made, in charter schools that are 
        scheduled to commence operation during such year.
  (c) School Share.--Individual charter schools shall receive a 
share of the amount reserved under subsection (a) based on the 
need of each school for modernization, renovation, repair, or 
construction, as determined by the local educational agency in 
consultation with charter school administrators.
  (d) Excess Funds.--After the consultation described in 
subsection (c), if the local educational agency determines that 
the amount of funds reserved under subsection (a) exceeds the 
modernization, renovation, repair, and construction needs of 
charter schools within the local educational agency's 
jurisdiction, the agency may use the excess funds for other 
public school facility modernization, renovation, repair, or 
construction consistent with this Act and is not required to 
carry over such funds to the following fiscal year for use for 
charter schools.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McKeon of California, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Amend section 102(b)(3)(B)(i) to read as follows:
                          (i) meets the requirements for--
                                  (I) a local educational 
                                agency plan under section 
                                1112(a) of the Elementary and 
                                Secondary Education Act of 1965 
                                (20 U.S.C. 6312(a));
                                  (II) public school choice 
                                under section 1116(b)(1)(E) of 
                                the Elementary and Secondary 
                                Education Act of 1965 (20 
                                U.S.C. 6316(b)(1)(E));
                                  (III) transportation funding 
                                for public school choice under 
                                section 1116(b)(9) of the 
                                Elementary and Secondary 
                                Education Act of 1965 (20 
                                U.S.C. 6316(b)(9));
                                  (IV) supplemental educational 
                                services funding under section 
                                1116(b)(10) of the Elementary 
                                and Secondary Education Act of 
                                1965 (20 U.S.C. 6316(b)(10));
                                  (V) supplemental educational 
                                services under section 1116(e) 
                                of the Elementary and Secondary 
                                Education Act of 1965 (20 
                                U.S.C. 6316(e));
                                  (VI) private school 
                                participation under section 
                                9501 of the Elementary and 
                                Secondary Education Act of 1965 
                                (20 U.S.C. 7881); and
                                  (VII) armed forces recruiter 
                                access under section 9528 of 
                                the Elementary and Secondary 
                                Education Act of 1965 (20 
                                U.S.C. 7908); and
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Titus of Nevada, or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  After section 313, insert the following:

SEC. 314. ADVISORY COUNCIL ON GREEN, HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOLS.

  (a) Establishment of Advisory Council.-- The Secretary shall 
establish an advisory council to be known as the ``Advisory 
Council on Green, High-Performing Schools'' (in this section 
referred to as the ``Advisory Council'') which shall be 
composed of--
          (1) appropriate officials from the Department of 
        Education;
          (2) representatives of the academic, architectural, 
        business, education, engineering, environmental, labor 
        and scientific communities; and
          (3) such other representatives as the Secretary deems 
        appropriate.
  (b) Duties of Advisory Council.--
          (1) Advisory duties.--The Advisory Council shall 
        advise the Secretary on the impact of green, high-
        performing schools, on--
                  (A) teaching and learning;
                  (B) health;
                  (C) energy costs;
                  (D) environmental impact; and
                  (E) other areas that the Secretary and the 
                Advisory Council deem appropriate.
          (2) Other duties.--The Advisory Council shall assist 
        the Secretary in--
                  (A) making recommendations on Federal 
                policies to increase the number of green, high-
                performing schools;
                  (B) identifying Federal policies that are 
                barriers to helping States and local 
                educational agencies make schools green and 
                high-performing;
                  (C) providing technical assistance and 
                outreach to States and local educational 
                agencies under section 309(c) ; and
                  (D) providing the Secretary such other 
                assistance as the Secretary deems appropriate.
  (c) Consultation.--In carrying out its duties under 
subsection (b), the Advisory Council shall consult with the 
Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the heads of 
appropriate Federal agencies, including the Secretary of 
Commerce, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services, the Secretary of Labor, the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Administrator of 
the General Services Administration (through the Office of 
Federal High-Performance Green Buildings).
  In the table of contents in section 1(b), after the item 
relating to section 313, insert the following:

      Sec. 314. Advisory Council on Green, High-Performing 
      Schools.
                    ____________________________________________________

 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Roe of Tennessee, or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 minutes

  After section 313, insert the following:

SEC. 314. EVALUATION.

  (a) Evaluation.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall enter into an 
        agreement with the Institute of Educational Sciences of 
        the Department of Education to evaluate the impact of 
        projects funded under this Act on student academic 
        achievement, including a comparison of students 
        attending public schools receiving funding under this 
        Act with students attending public schools that are not 
        receiving such funding.
          (2) Research design; dissemination.--The Secretary, 
        through a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement, 
        shall--
                  (A) ensure that the evaluation described in 
                paragraph (1) is conducted using the strongest 
                possible research design for determining the 
                effectiveness of the projects funded under this 
                Act; and
                  (B) disseminate information on the impact of 
                the projects in increasing the academic 
                achievement of students.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the final year for 
which a grant is made under this Act, the Secretary shall 
submit to the Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee on 
Education and Labor, of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions, of the Senate, a report on the 
results of the evaluation described in subsection (a).
  (c) Public Availability.--Following the submission of the 
report under subsection (b), all reports and underlying data 
gathered pursuant to this section shall be made available, in a 
timely manner, to the public upon request.
  (d) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to permit the disclosure of any personally 
identifiable information regarding a student, except to the 
parents of the student.
  (e) Limit on Amount Expended.--The amount expended by the 
Secretary to carry out this section for a fiscal year shall not 
exceed 0.5 percent of the total amount appropriated to carry 
out this Act for such fiscal year.
  In the table of contents in section 1(b), after the item 
relating to section 313, insert the following:

      Sec. 314. Evaluation.
                    ____________________________________________________

 5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ellsworth of Indiana, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 minutes

  In section 309, redesignate subsection (c) as subsection (d).
  In section 309, insert after subsection (b) the following:
  (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to prohibit a local educational agency from using 
sustainable, domestic hardwood lumber as ascertained through 
the forest inventory and analysis program of the Forest Service 
of the Department of Agriculture under the Forest and Rangeland 
Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1641 et 
seq.) for public school modernization, renovation, repairs, or 
construction.
  In section 310(a)(5)(C)(ii), insert ``and renewable'' after 
``sustainable''.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Flake of Arizona, or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 minutes

  In section 311, add at the end the following:
  (c) Prohibition on Earmarks.--None of the funds appropriated 
under this section may be used for a Congressional earmark as 
defined in clause 9(d) of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.
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7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Giffords of Arizona, or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 minutes

  In the table of contents in section 1(b) of the bill, add at 
the end the following:

Sec. 314. Education regarding projects.

  At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 314. EDUCATION REGARDING PROJECTS.

  A local educational agency receiving funds under this Act may 
encourage schools at which projects are undertaken with such 
funds to educate students about the project, including, as 
appropriate, the functioning of the project and its 
environmental, energy, sustainability, and other benefits.
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8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Reichert of Washington, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 103(3), before the semicolon at the end, insert 
the following: ``and installing or upgrading technology to 
ensure that schools are able to respond to emergencies such as 
acts of terrorism, campus violence, and natural disasters''.
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Maffei of New York, or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table of contents in section 1(b) of the bill, add at 
the end the following:

Sec. 314. Job Corps.
Sec. 315. Junior and community college students.


  At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 314. JOB CORPS.

  The Secretary of Education, in consultation with the 
Secretary of Labor, shall work with recipients of funds under 
this Act to promote appropriate opportunities for individuals 
enrolled in the Job Corps program carried out under subtitle C 
of title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 
2881 et seq.) to gain employment experience on modernization, 
renovation, repair, and construction projects funded under this 
Act.

SEC. 315. JUNIOR AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS.

  The Secretary of Education, in consultation with the 
Secretary of Labor, shall work with recipients of funds under 
this Act to promote appropriate opportunities for individuals 
enrolled in a junior or community college (as defined in 
section 312(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
1088(f))) certificate or degree program relating to projects 
described in section 309(a) to gain employment experience 
working on such projects funded under this Act.
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10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bright of Alabama, or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 102(a), add at the end the following:
          (3) Distressed areas and natural disasters.--From the 
        amount appropriated to carry out this title for each 
        fiscal year pursuant to section 311(a), the Secretary 
        shall reserve 5 percent of such amount for grants to--
                  (A) local educational agencies serving 
                geographic areas with significant economic 
                distress, to be used consistent with the 
                purpose described in section 101 and the 
                allowable uses of funds described in section 
                103; and
                  (B) local educational agencies serving 
                geographic areas recovering from a natural 
                disaster, to be used consistent with the 
                purpose described in section 201 and the 
                allowable uses of funds described in section 
                203.
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 11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Griffith of Alabama, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 102(b)(2)(C)(v) of the bill, strike ``air 
quality,'' and insert ``air quality (including with reference 
to reducing the incidence and effects of asthma and other 
respiratory illnesses),''.
  In section 103(12), strike ``through (11)'' and insert 
``through (12)''.
  In section 103, redesignate paragraphs (11) and (12) as 
paragraphs (12) and (13), respectively.
  In section 103, insert after paragraph (10) the following:
          (11) measures designed to reduce or eliminate human 
        exposure to airborne particles such as dust, sand, and 
        pollens;
  In section 310(a)(5)(D) of the bill, after ``quality,'' 
insert ``student and staff health (including with reference to 
reducing the incidence and effects of asthma and other 
respiratory illnesses),''.
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   12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Heinrich of New 
           Mexico, or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 103(12), strike ``through (11)'' and insert 
``through (12)''.
  In section 103, redesignate paragraphs (11) and (12) as 
paragraphs (12) and (13), respectively.
  In section 103, insert after paragraph (10) the following:
          (11) upgrading or installing recreational structures, 
        including physical education facilities for students, 
        made from post consumer recovered materials in 
        accordance with the comprehensive procurement 
        guidelines prepared by the Administrator of the 
        Environmental Protection Agency under section 6002(e) 
        of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6962(e));
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 13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lujan of New Mexico, 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 103(12), strike ``through (11)'' and insert 
``through (12)''.
  In section 103, redesignate paragraphs (11) and (12) as 
paragraphs (12) and (13), respectively.
  In section 103, insert after paragraph (10) the 
following:S6602
          (11) creating greenhouses, gardens (including trees), 
        and other facilities for environmental, scientific, or 
        other educational purposes, or to produce energy 
        savings;
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14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schrader of Oregon, or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the table of contents of the bill, add at the end the 
following:

Sec. 314. GAO study.

  At the end of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 314. GAO STUDY.

  Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
conduct a study to determine, and report to the Congress on, 
the extent and types of projects in keeping with the uses of 
funds authorized under this Act being undertaken in schools 
around the United States, the geographic distribution of green, 
high-performing schools in the United States, including by 
urban, suburban, and rural areas, and the relative access to 
such schools of the demographic groups described in section 
1111(b)(2)(C)(v) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
of 1965 (20 USC 6311(b)(2)(C)(v)).