Thursday, February 9, 2017

House moves to quash Education Department, Bureau of Land Management rules

Via Billy

House Speaker Paul Ryan along with Rep. Virginia Foxx, chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce following a GOP strategy session. According to Foxx, the teacher preparation rule is "yet another example of Obama overreach." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Republicans continued their push to roll back Obama administration regulations Tuesday, disapproving on party-line votes of rules concerning the Bureau of Land Management and Education Department.

Under the Congressional Review Act, lawmakers can undo rules finalized within 60 legislative days.

Up until this year, Congress only successfully eliminated one regulation using the CRA since it was enacted in the '90s.

The Education Department rules dealt with "teacher preparation issues and accountability."

The teacher-prep rule is "yet another example of Obama overreach," Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-Va., chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, said on the House floor Tuesday.

"The teacher preparation rule essentially creates a federal system for evaluating teacher performance. It would be virtually impossible to implement and could lead to fewer teachers serving low-income students."


  1. Everyone know the Dept of Ed needs to go, I hope DeVos guts it but, the seeming lesser footnote in this article is the Bureau of Lost Men (BLM). This is an arrogant and abusive agency, it has been since it achieved status via funding in the early 80s. It's turned into it's own terrorist organization....witness the Hammond and Bundy affairs. This agency should be earmarked for deletion by means of creating a Dept of Natural Resources and rolling it along with the Forest Service, Park Service, USGS Bio Survey, etc. into it. Then streamline the new agency which should yield a cut in bureaucrats by a minimum of 40%. Then target the LEOs that came along with these agencies courtesy of mass growth in the Clinton years.