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House Approves Education, Hurricane Relief Bills

Location: Washington, DC

House Approves Education, Hurricane Relief Bills
November 16, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives has approved three education measures with broad bipartisan support: the Child Medication Safety Act (H.R. 1790), the Federal Youth Coordination Act (H.R. 856), and a resolution commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (H.Con.Res. 288). The House also approved unanimously, by voice vote, the Hurricane Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 3975), a bill to provide flexibility and assistance to those impacted by the Gulf Coast hurricanes.

"These measures reflect Congress' strong support for education, and I'm pleased the House came together in a bipartisan fashion to approve these bills. By approving these bills, we took a strong stand for the rights of parents when it comes to their children's health; we laid the groundwork for a system that will better meet the needs of disadvantaged youth; and we recognized the educational opportunities that have been made possible for millions of children with disabilities through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act," said Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (R-OH).

"The House also continued its ongoing effort to provide common sense solutions for hurricane relief that will help affected students, schools, workers, families, and communities bypass the bureaucracy and move forward with the recovery effort," continued Boehner.


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