/  H.R. 2639 - Strength in Diversity Act of 2020

H.R. 2639 - Strength in Diversity Act of 2020

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-62 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 2639, as ordered reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, with modification.

  • Text of H.R. 2639 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-496 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and Labor to accompany H.R. 2639

  • Comparative Print PDF

    Comparing the base document H.R. 2639, as ordered reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, with the Rules Committee Print 116-62.

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 7-3 on Monday, September 14, 2020.

MANAGERS: Scanlon/Woodall

1. Closed rule for H.R. 2574.
2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the Rules Committee Report, shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
7. Structured rule for H.R. 2639.
8. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
9. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
10. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-62 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
11. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
12. Section 3 provides that following debate, each further amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 4 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
13. Section 4 provides that at any time after debate the chair of the Committee on Education and Labor or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.
14. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in section 4.
15. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

16. Closed rule for H.R. 2694.
17. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
18. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.
19. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
20. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.
21. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
22. Closed rule for H. Res. 908.
23. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.
24. Waives all points of order against consideration of the resolution.
25. Provides that the resolution shall be considered as read.
26. Amends H. Res. 967, agreed to May 15, 2020 (as amended by House Resolution 1053, agreed to July 20, 2020): (1) in section 4, by striking "September 21, 2020" and inserting "November 20, 2020"; (2) in section 11, by striking "calendar day of September 20, 2020" and inserting "legislative day of November 20, 2020"; and (3) in section 12, by striking "September 21, 2020" and inserting "November 20, 2020".

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratAllows eligible entities to use grant funds to recruit, hire, and train school counselors.Made in Order
2Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratIncludes, in the annual report, a description of how eligible entities will continue to make improvements toward increasing diversity and decreasing racial or socioeconomic isolation in covered schools and sustain inclusion.Made in Order
3Version 1Mucarsel-Powell (FL)DemocratEnsures that planning grants to address racial and socioeconomic isolation in schools can be used to increase teacher diversity.Made in Order
4Version 1Dean (PA)DemocratEnsures that State Education Agencies have procedures in place to assess and prevent the redrawing of school district lines in a manner that increases racial or socioeconomic isolation.Made in Order
5Version 1Beatty (OH)DemocratAuthorizes competitive grants to Local Education Agencies to pay the costs of carrying out STEM education activities for girls and underrepresented minorities.Submitted
6Version 2Green, Al (TX)DemocratRevised Recommends replacing entrance exams and competitive application procedures with other methods to promote racial and socioeconomic diversity.Made in Order
7Version 1Allen (GA)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Provides school districts flexibility with their funds under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants to carry out integration activities.Made in Order
8Version 1Cooper (TN), Lee, Barbara (CA)DemocratGives school districts that had previously submitted an application under the Obama-era program before it was terminated priority to reapply to this new program.Made in Order
9Version 1Moulton (MA)DemocratExpands the allowable uses of implementation grants to include creating or improving a one-stop enrollment process for students with multiple public school options, including making school information and data more accessible and easier to understand.Made in Order
10Version 2Moulton (MA)DemocratRevised Adds access to mental health resources and social-emotional learning as a performance measure for the grant program. Students attending racially isolated, high-poverty schools have less access to resources, and school integration will help foster equitable access to resources.Made in Order
11Version 1Escobar (TX)DemocratModifies the application section to require information on how eligible entities propose to use grant funds to support interventions to increase student diversity. Additionally, in the case of the consortium agencies, an eligible entity will be required to establish the lead applicant and how grant funds will be divided among school districts to address racial and socioeconomic segregation in schools.Made in Order
12Version 1Torres, Norma (CA), Moulton (MA)DemocratAdds new criteria for evaluating grant applications, factoring in the impact of the likelihood the grant will lead to a meaningful reduction in racial and economic isolation for children in schools. The amendment also prioritizes entities that coordinate with local housing agencies to integrate schools that serve a disproportionately low number of low-income students.Made in Order
13Version 1Garcia, Jesús (IL)DemocratRemoves college cost as a barrier to every student having access to a well-prepared and diverse educator workforce by increasing the maximum TEACH Grant award to $8,000 per year.Submitted
14Version 1Tlaib (MI)DemocratLate Includes a requirement that an eligible entity that receives a grant must include in its annual report information on the progress of regional programs on reducing racial and socioeconomic isolation in covered schools.Made in Order