H.RES.401: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that social promotion in America's schools should be ended and can be ended through the use of high-quality, proven programs and practices.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about education
  • Introduced March 30, 1998
  • Latest Major Action June 16, 1998

Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) ending social promotion in the schools should be addressed through a coordinated effort by government officials, teachers, and parents committed to high academic achievement of students; (2) State Education Agencies and local educational agencies that receive Federal funds should make every effort to address and end social promotion; (3) problems associated with social promotion can...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Youth and Families.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Mr. Riggs moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 - 1 (Roll No. 233).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 30, 1998

Introduced in the House by Matthew G. Martinez (R-Calif.)

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