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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Rep. LaMalfa Votes to Restore State, Local Control and Choice in Education

Jul 8, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, legislation to reauthorize and reform the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  The measure strengthens charter schools and parental rights, prohibits federal coercion of Common Core, consolidates more than 65 programs that have been labelled ineffective or lack funding, and allows states to establish their own accountability systems to ensure all students receive a quality education.

“Ensuring every child has access to a high-quality education is a critical job of Congress. Unfortunately, our current education system is failing too many students across the nation. Coercing states and school districts to follow a Washington knows best policy only serves to limit opportunities and silence the exact people who should have a seat at the table: parents, teachers, and education leaders who understand their children and students’ concerns,” continued LaMalfa. “This bill makes responsible reforms to repeal one-size-fits all federal policies and return power back to the state and local level where it belongs.”

The Student Success Act passed out of the House of Representatives and will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.