US HB2639 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 105-1)
Status: Engrossed on September 16 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-16 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Strength in Diversity Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to award grants to specified educational agencies (e.g., local educational agencies) to develop or implement plans to improve diversity and reduce or eliminate racial or socioeconomic isolation in publicly funded early childhood education programs, public elementary schools, or public secondary schools. Specifically, ED may award planning and implementation grants to specified educational agencies. A recipient of a planning grant must use the grant to support students through certain activities, such as developing options to improve diversity in schools (e.g., weighted lotteries or school boundary redesign). Further, a recipient of an implementation grant must implement a high-quality plan to support students. This plan must, among other things, include a comprehensive set of strategies that are designed to improve academic outcomes for all students, particularly students of color and low-income students. A grant recipient may also use the grant for certain activities, such as recruiting additional teachers and staff, investing in specialized academic programs, and developing innovative and equitable school assignment plans. Additionally, ED may carry out national activities under the grant program, such as developing best practices for grant recipients and other experts in school diversity. The bill also requires ED to establish performance measures for the program and its related activities.

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Title

Strength in Diversity Act of 2020

Sponsors

Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]
Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]
Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]

Roll Calls

2020-09-15 - House - On passage (Y: 248 N: 167 NV: 0 Abs: 15) [PASS]
2020-09-15 - House - On agreeing to the Moulton amendment (A006) H.Amdt.880 (Y: 379 N: 34 NV: 0 Abs: 17) [PASS]
2020-09-15 - House - On agreeing to the Allen amendment (A003) H.Amdt.877 (Y: 171 N: 243 NV: 0 Abs: 16) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-16SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2020-09-15HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-09-15HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 167 (Roll no. 189).
2020-09-15HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-15HouseWithout objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.880 On agreeing to the Moulton amendment (A006) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 379 - 34 (Roll no. 188).
2020-09-15HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Moulton amendment No. 9, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2020-09-15HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4414-4416)
2020-09-15HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair announced that pursant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 2639 is postponed.
2020-09-15HouseWithout objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.877 On agreeing to the Allen amendment (A003) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 171 - 243 (Roll no. 187).
2020-09-15HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinihsed business was on agreeing to the Allen amendment No. 2, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2020-09-15HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Moulton amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx (NC) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.880 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A006) pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-15HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moulton amendment No. 9.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.880 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Moulton. (consideration: CR H4412-4413, H4414-4415; text: CR H4412)
2020-09-15HouseWithout objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.879 On agreeing to the Dean amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.879 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A005) pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-15HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dean amendment No. 6.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.879 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Dean. (consideration: CR H4411-4412; text: CR H4411)
2020-09-15HouseWithout objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.878 On agreeing to the Fudge amendments (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.878 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A004) pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-15HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Fudge en bloc amendment No. 1.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.878 Amendments en bloc (A004) offered by Ms. Fudge. (consideration: CR H4409-4411; text: CR H4409-4410)
2020-09-15HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Allen amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Allen demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.877 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-15HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allen amendment No. 2.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.877 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Allen. (consideration: CR H4408-4409, H4413-4414; text: CR H4408)
2020-09-15HouseWithout objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.876 On agreeing to the Torres (CA) amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.876 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-15HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres (CA) amendment No. 1.
2020-09-15HouseH.Amdt.876 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Torres (CA). (consideration: CR H4407-4408; text: CR H4407)
2020-09-15HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2639.
2020-09-15HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, H.R. 2694 and H. Res. 908. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The previous question will be considered as ordered on each measure without intervening motions except for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, and H.R. 2694.
2020-09-15HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1107. (consideration: CR H4400-4414)
2020-09-14HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1107 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, H.R. 2694 and H. Res. 908. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The previous question will be considered as ordered on each measure without intervening motions except for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, and H.R. 2694.
2020-09-08HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 397.
2020-09-08HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-496.
2019-05-16HouseOrdered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 20.
2019-05-16HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-05-09HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2019-05-09HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB1418 (Related) 2019-05-09 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HR1107 (Related) 2020-09-15 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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